Nearly 40 militants killed in Afghan Special Forces operations and airstrikes

The military sources are saying that nearly 40 anti-government armed militants have been killed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes which were conducted in Nangarahr, Wardak, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Logar, Takhar, Paktia, and Helmand provinces in the past 24 hours.

The sources further added that 3 Taliban militants were killed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces which were conducted in Achin district of Nangarhar and Chak district of Wardak province. Afghan security forces have killed more than 60 Taliban fighters in the region since last week, including 8 within the last 36 hours.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted similar operations in Tarinkot city of Uruzgan and Dasht-e-Qala district of Takhar province leaving 14 Taliban militants dead, the sources said.

Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Charkh district and destroyed over 4,600 pounds of homemade explosives,” the sources said adding that “Air strikes in Zurmat district of Paktia province killed 3 Taliban fighters.”

At least 19 Taliban militants were killed during the Afghan Special Forces operations and airstrikes which were conducted in Sangin district of Helmand, Qarabagh and Andar districts of Ghazni, and Shindand district of Herat province, the sources said.

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