11 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces raid, airstrikes in Laghman and Baghlan

The security forces carried out separate operations in eastern Laghman and northern Baghlan provinces of the country killing at least 11 Taliban fighters.

The military officials said Tuesday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 6 Taliban fighters and detained 2 others in Alingar district of Laghman.

The officials further added that two airstrikes were also carried out in Alingar district which killed 2 Taliban fighters.

The security forces also carried out airstrikes in Baghlan-e-Jadid district of Baghlan killing 1 Taliban fighter and wounding two others.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Laghman and Baghlan provinces has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in remote and restive areas of the two provinces and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.

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