5 Taliban militants detained, 1 killed in South-east of Afghanistan

The security forces carried out separate operations in three provinces in South-east of the country in past 24 hours.

The security forces conducted the operations in Ghazni, Paktiya and Paktika provinces.

According to informed military sources, the security forces killed one Taliban fighter and detained five others during the operations.

The Special Forces detained 3 Taliban fighters in Andar district of Ghazni.

The Special Forces also detained 2 Taliban fighters in Jaji district of Paktiya.

Furthermore, the security forces conducted an airstrike in Gomal district of Paktika and killed one Taliban fighter.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Ghazni, Paktiya and Paktika provinces has deteriorated during the recent months.

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

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in the three provinces.

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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