15 militants killed in operations
KABUL: The Afghan Special Forces and Coalition Forces conducted separate operations Baghlan and Uruzgan and Helmand, killing at least 15 militants. Afghan Special Forces conducted a clearance operation in Pul-e Khumri district of Baghal province, killing 12 Taliban fighters and wounding 8 others. A coalition air strike in Tarin Kot of Uruzgan left 2 Taliban fighters dead, the sources said, adding that in a separate coalition air strike in Sangin district of Helmand province 1 Taliban fighter was killed.
Both the Afghan and Coalition Forces have stepped counter-terrorism operations to suppress the anti-government armed elements.
The Afghan forces are conducting the majority of the ground operations with the support of Coalition air power. (Khaama Press)