Kabul: At least 118 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 30 others were reportedly wounded in Afghanistan in Afghan National Defense and Security Force operations, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement released on Thursday.
The statement added that four Taliban affiliates were also detained during the operations which were conducted in Laghman, Ghazni, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat, Ghor, Balkh, Helmand, and Takhar provinces.
The Afghan National Army also discovered and defused 169 IEDs placed by the Taliban militants on public roads.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense also said that two Pakistani nationals were killed along 48 Taliban insurgents in the Maiwand, Khatriz, and Zherai districts of Kandahar province.
The Pakistani Taliban affiliates Qari Hamza and Qari Hakim besides Haji Rohani, the Taliban’s authorized individual for overall extortion operations, and Qari Bismillah were killed during clashes with ANDSF.
In another security incident, General Command of Police Special Unit (GCPSU) members detained two individuals accused of assisting and coordinating with the Taliban insurgents in PD12 Kandahar city, the provincial capital, Ministry of Interior reported.
GCPSU during a separate operation in the Naziyan district of Kandahar detained four people over assisting Taliban militants.