Afghan forces kill 15 Taliban militants in Nerkh district

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Afghan security forces have killed 15 Taliban militants during an operation in Wardak province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said Thursday that the security forces conducted the operation in Nerkh district.

The operation was conducted based on an intelligence tip off, the statement added.

The security forces also arrested two militants and destroyed a weapons depot of the militants.

Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of Afghanistan.

Taliban militants are active in some parts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.

The US forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants. (Khaama Press)