Afghan forces kill 175 Taliban militants in clean-up operations
Afghan army troops have killed more than 170 Taliban militants and wounded tens of others in a series of mop-up operations conducted across the war-torn country over the past 24 hours, Press TV reported.
The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday that 175 militants were killed and 82 others injured in a series of operations carried out in the provinces of Daykundi, Ghazni, Helmand, Herat, Kandahar, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Paktia, Paktika , Takhar, Uruzgan and Zabul.
The statement added that five Afghan soldiers lost their lives during the offensives.
Afghan soldiers also confiscated light and heavy weapons and defused several rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).