8 Taliban militants killed, 24 IEDs destroyed in Balkh, Farah and Paktika provinces

The security forces carried out separate operations in Balkh, Farah and Paktika provinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 8 Taliban fighters.

The informed military sources said Friday “In an Afghan special forces raid in Nahr-e Shahi district of Balkh province 2 Taliban fighters were detained.”

The sources further added that an airstrike in Shayb Koh district of Farah province killed 8 Taliban fighters.

“The Afghan National Army 203rd Corps conducted route clearance operations in Paktika province destroying 24 IEDs and preventing civilian casualties,” the statement said.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

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