23 Taliban killed, wounded in Afghanistan

 20 Aug 2017 - 10:20

23 Taliban killed, wounded in Afghanistan
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Kabul: At least 23 Taliban insurgents were killed or wounded during the counter-terrorism operations conducted in thirteen provinces in Afghanistan in the past twenty four hours.

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense said that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) conducted 17 planned operations, 22 special operations, 1 night raid, and 10 airstrikes in the past twenty four hours, Afghan Khaama Press reported Sunday.

The statement further added that the Taliban insurgents suffered the most casualties in Taywara district of Ghor province where 10 militants were killed and 5 others were wounded.

The Afghan security forces also kill 4 insurgents in Jani Khel district of Paktia province while 3 militants were killed and another one was wounded in Nawa district of Helmand during the clearance operations, the Ministry of Defense added.

The Afghan security forces have stepped up counter-terrorism and clearance operations across the country amid a rampant Taliban-led insurgency across the country during the recent months.