KABUL: The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces carried out a series of operations with the support of air power in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan inflicting heavy casualties on Taliban militants, the informed military sources said Tuesday.
“An Afghan special forces raid to disrupt Taliban use of Nerkh district as a high profile attack staging area resulted in 16 Taliban fighters killed, 13 detained and a weapons cache destroyed,” the sources said.
The sources further added that separate airstrikes were also carried out in Nerkh and Sayyidabad dsitricts of the province leaving 8 militants dead and wounding another Taliban fighter.
“An Afghan National Civil Order Force operation along Highway 2 resulted in 3 Taliban fighters killed and two wounded,” the sources added.
The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.(Khaama Press)