The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military has confirmed that 45 militants have been killed during the latest operations of the Afghan Army and Afghan Air Force in Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, and Khost provinces.

According to a statement released by 203rd Thunder Corps, a senior Taliban leader identified as Mawlavi Habibullah was killed along with 4 other militants during an operation of the Afghan Special Forces which was conducted in Sadmara area of Nerkh district in Maidan Wardak province.

The statement further added that 16 militants were killed in an airstrike of the Afghan Air Force in Geru district of Ghazni, 10 others were killed and 2 more were wounded in a similar raid in Aab Band district while 4 others were killed and 5 more wounded in Noghi area located in the provincial capital of Ghazni.

The statement also added that 2 militants were killed during a clearance operation of Afghan army in Nadir Shah Kot district of Khost province.