At least six Uzbek insurgents have been killed during an operation by foreign forces in the Spera district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday.
Mohammad Azim Mujahid, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operation was conducted by US Special Forces in Kareza area on Sunday night.
Six Uzbek militants, including two women, were killed and two others arrested, Mujahid said, without giving details about casualties among foreign troops. It is unclear whether local security organs were informed of the raid.
Khost governor’s spokesman Mubarez Zadran also confirmed the offensive, but he had no details about it. Col. Fazal-I-Khuda, the 203rd Thunder Military Corps spokesman, had no information either.
In a brief audio message, the Taliban said one fighter, a woman and three children were killed in the operation. They claimed killing four US troops and seven Afghan security personnel in a retaliatory attack.
The US forces in Afghanistan have not yet commented on the operation. (PAN)