Kabul: At least nine Taliban militants, including its two top leaders, were killed during separate clashes with the Afghan security forces in southern Uruzgan province.
The 205th Atal Corps of the Afghan National Army in a statement said the group’s shadow governor Mawlavi Jan Agha and military commission chief Asadullah were among those killed, reports the Khaama Press.
The statement also said that at least five militants were also wounded during the operations and five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were seized and defused.
So far, the Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report. The statement added that operations were conducted in Chora and Khas Uruzgan districts. The Afghan security forces have stepped up their operations to counter militant groups and suppress their insurgency activities.