Kabul: At least 18 Taliban insurgents, including prominent commanders, were killed and 19 others injured by the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces in the latest special military operations in Afghanistan.
The prominent Taliban commanders killed during the operations have been identified as Sangari and Qari Amin. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said that operations were conducted in Zabul, Ghazni, Helmand, Paktia, Faryab, Logar and Kabul provinces in the past 48 hours, reports the Khaama Press.
The statement said the two Taliban commanders were involved in major terrorist activities in the vicinity of Arghandab district of Zabul and Khogyani district of Nangarhar. Meanwhile, the Afghan police forces also confiscated a PK machine gun, one Ak-47 rifle, one mortar and 34 mines during the operations besides heavy machine guns were destroyed along with several hideouts of the militants. So far, the anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports.
On the other hand, at least nine loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed and seven other injured by the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a clearance operation in eastern Nangarhar province.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said that the operations were conducted in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar by the Afghan armed forces, reports the Khaama Press. No reports regarding the casualties of the Afghan soldiers were revealed. It is believed that the loyalists of the terror group have significant presence in some parts of eastern Nangarhar province. Meanwhile, the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) are regularly targeting the loyalists of the terror group together with the US forces in Afghanistan.