KABUL: At least 36 Taliban insurgents have been killed and five others were wounded during latest crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province in the past 24 hours.
Taliban rebels planned to attack security checkpoints in Kohak, Jawi Lahor and Dasht-e-Bolan areas of Arghandab district, which were targeted by Afghan security forces supported by Air forces, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Sunday.
Around 36 Taliban insurgents were killed and five others wounded during the raid.
An 82-cannon, one vehicle, with some weapons of the enemy destroyed, the statement added.
Also, 30 rounds of mines planted by the Taliban in Zherai, Arghandab and Maiwand districts to target civilians and military members were discovered and defused by security forces.
Moreover, the Afghan security forces discovered and safely detonated four IEDs in Kabul, the capital city and Kapisa provinces.
Two IEDs which were placed on public roads in Sorob and Mosahi districts of Kabul were discovered and safely detonated, the statement said.
According to the statement, the Afghan security forces discovered and safely detonated two IEDs planted by Taliban on a public road in Nijrab district of Kapisa.
The Afghan security forces by discovering the aforementioned IEDs have succeeded to prevent bloody incidents, which would lead to the killing and wounding of innocent civilians, the ministry added.