KABUL: At least 16 Taliban militants have been killed and two others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Wednesday.
Ministry of Defense in a statement said that the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Helmand, Faryab, Herat and Kandahar provinces, in which 16 militants were killed and two others wounded.
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces.
During these operations, seven insurgents were killed and five other wounded in Khanashin and Garmsir districts of Helmand, five militants were killed and another wounded in Almar district of Faryab, two rebels were killed Chishti Sharif district Herat and two insurgents were killed in Khakrez district of Kandahar province.
In past 24 hours, 14 planed clearing operations, and Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air Forces conducted aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army including nine strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.