Afghan security forces kill 8 militants in operations
The Afghan Interior Ministry said Tuesday that the country's national security forces have killed eight militants during operation since early Monday, Xinhua reported.
"Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) conducted anti- terrorism operations in Zabul, Uruzgan and Wardak provinces over the last 24 hours. As a result, eight armed Taliban members were killed and two others were arrested by the ANSF,"the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.
They also seized weapons besides defusing several improvised explosive devices and roadside bombs, the statement added, without revealing if there were any casualties on the side of the security forces.
The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, has yet to make comments.