Nearly 40 armed militants have been killed operations of the Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes conducted in Nangarahr, Wardak, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Logar, Takhar, Paktia, and Helmand provinces in the past 24 hours.
According to Afghan military sources, 3 Taliban militants were killed during the operations 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 added.
In another raid conducted in Charkh district, over 4,600 pounds of homemade explosives were destroyed while 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.