Afghan Forces Kill At Least 10 Taliban Militants In Country's Northeast - Reports

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Afghan Forces Kill at Least 10 Taliban Militants in Country's Northeast - Reports

At least 10 militants from the Taliban movement were killed and 15 others were wounded during operations conducted by the Afghan police and intelligence in the country's northeastern Takhar province, local media reported on Monday, citing the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th February, 2019) At least 10 militants from the Taliban movement were killed and 15 others were wounded during operations conducted by the Afghan police and intelligence in the country's northeastern Takhar province, local media reported on Monday, citing the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North.

The operations were carried out in the province's districts of Khwajah Ghar, Dasht-e-Qala, Yangi Qala, and Khwajah Bahauddin, the Khaama Press News Agency specified.

According to the news outlet, the Afghan Air Force also carried out airstrikes against militants in Hazrat Sultan area of the provincial capital of Kunduz leaving two militants killed and three other injured.

Representatives of the Taliban movement have not commented on the casulaties so far.

Afghanistan has long been suffering from an unstable security situation. The government has been fighting the Taliban, which has been waging a war against Kabul for almost two decades, and the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia), which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2015.

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