20 Taliban Insurgents Killed Across Eight Provinces of Afghanistan

In counter-terrorism operations conducted by the Afghan Special Forces across eight provinces of the country in the past 24 hours, at least 20 Taliban insurgents were killed.

The Afghan Special Operations Forces conducted a raid in Garm Ser district of Helmand province and destroyed 240 pounds of homemade explosives, 20 pressure plate IEDs and a small cache of IED components.

Furthermore, in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar and Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan province, the operations killed a Taliban insurgent and detained 8 others.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted a clearance operation in Chahar Darah district of Kunduz province, discovered and destroying 4 IEDs and a house-borne IED, the sources said, adding that a similar operation was conducted in Baraki Barak district of Logar province in which one Taliban insurgent was killed and 3 others were detained.

Moreover, eight Taliban fighters were killed in Gomal district of Paktika province, while 3 others were killed in Deh bala district of Nangarhar province, and 7 Taliban fighters were killed, 4 more were wounded in Farah city, the provincial capital of Farah province.

Finally, the 203rd Corps conducted route clearance along Highway 1 to enable military convoys and civilian traffic to pass safely. The clearance operation resulted in destroying 12 roadside bombs, killing four Taliban insurgents and wounding 2 others.

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