Some 100 Taliban militants slain across Afghanistan
Afghan army troops backed by security forces have killed nearly 100 Taliban militants and wounded more than three dozen others in a series of clean-up operations across the strife-torn Asian country over the past 24 hours.
The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that 98 militants were killed and 38 others injured in a series of operations carried out in the provinces of Badakhshan, Farah, Ghazni, Helmand, Herat, Kandahar, Kapisa, Kunar, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Paktia, Takhar, Uruzgan and Zabul.
The statement added that two Taliban members were also arrested during the offensives, while ten Afghan soldiers lost their lives.
Afghan soldiers also confiscated light and heavy weaponry and defused several rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Taliban shadow governor killed in northern Afghanistan
Meanwhile, Afghan security forces have killed the Taliban’s shadow governor for a district in the country’s northern province of Kunduz during an operation against members of the militant outfit.
Sunnatullah Temor, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said Qari Mohammadi – the Taliban governor for the Archi district – was killed along with four comrades.