38 Afghan Taliban killed in clearing operations


At last 38 Taliban militants were killed and three others were injured following military operations by Afghan national security forces in various provinces of the country.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said, “In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.”

A statement further added the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kapisa, Laghman, Balkh, Zabul and Helmand provinces, as a result 38 armed Taliban members were killed, three wounded and four others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.

Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds ammunition during the operations, MoI said.

The statement also added that the Afghan National Police discovered and defused nine different types of IEDs placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Kandahar, Zabul and Herat provinces.