Latest military reports indicate that at least 139 members of the Taliban militant group have been killed in a recent series of Afghan army offensives against the extremists across the country.
According to provincial police chief, Brigadier General Abdul Rahman Sarjang brief on Wednesday, 120 Taliban terrorists have been killed in latest offensive in the Marjah district of the southern province of Helmand since the raids began on Monday.
The military offensives had a lot of success and will continue until Marjah and its surrounding are free from militant, Brigadier General Abdul Rahman Sarjang added.
A top Afghan security official further noted that police forces have beefed up their presence in Marjah, giving assurances that Taliban could not stage a comeback.
Elsewhere in the country, Afghan army troops backed by security forces killed nearly 20 Taliban militants in a series of mop-up operations while on Wednesday another 19 militants were killed and two others injured in a series of operations carried out in the provinces of Ghazni, Herat, Kandahar, Laghman, Paktia, Paktika, Sar-e Pol and Urozgan as reported by Ministry of Defence.
Afghanistan has been gripped by militancy threat for 14 years after the United States and its allies entry in the country as part of Washington war on terror.