Eight Taliban militants, including a local commander, were killed after Afghan army launched an operation in the southern provinces of Uruzgan, Kandahar and Zabul, the Afghan Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
“Eight insurgents including a Taliban local commander named Mullah Bismillah were killed and 14 others were injured during a military operation in southern provinces of Afghanistan,” the ministry said in a statement.
According to the statement, the operation under the name of “Attal” was conducted in Dehraud and Tarin Kot districts of Urozgan, Shamolzay district of Zabul and Mianshin district of Kandahar during the last 24 hours.
Six different types of weapons, one vehicle and one motorcycle were destroyed and 25 IEDs were also discovered and defused during the operation, the statement added.
Southern provinces of the country have been the scene of heavy clashes between Taliban and Afghan troops over the past couple of months.
The Afghan security forces had beefed up security operations recently as militants were attempting to take territory and consolidate their positions ahead of winter in the mountainous country.
Edited by: Hesamuddin Hesam