At least 57 Taliban militants including some of their top leaders were killed or wounded during the ongoing operations in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the militants were killed or wounded during the ongoing operations in Asmar and Ghaziabad districts

A statement by Silab Corps said the sixth phase of Qahr Silab-2 operations kicked off on Friday night and are being conducted with the help of the artillery and close air support.

The statement further added that 51 Taliban militants including three of their key leaders were killed and at least six others sustained critical injuries.

According to Silab, the senior Taliban leaders killed during the operations have been identified as Sultan Mohammad the shadow district military chief of the group for Asmar, the group’s shadow district chief for Asmar Mawlavi Hazrat Ali, and the group’s shadow district chief for Ghaziabad Mawlavi Imran Ghazi.

A Dshk heavy machine gun, a 75mm rocket launcher, and some of the hideouts of the militants were also destroyed during the operations, the statement added.


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