Afghan special forces have carried out a series of air and ground operations in Helmand and four different provinces in the country, killing 34 Taliban militants, military sources said Monday.
The sources said – in a statement reported by the news agency (Khame – Press) Afghan – that the special forces carried out a raid in a neighborhood of the southern province of Helmand, killing four gunmen and the destruction of a tunnel belonging to the armed movement, explaining that an air strike was launched on Musa Qala district In the province itself resulted in the deaths of five militants, in addition to another raid on the district of Kajaki, killing two others, confirming the killing of four gunmen in a similar raid on the river Al-Sarraj.
It added that a raid was carried out in the province of Wardak, killing five Taliban militants and the destruction of 6 explosive devices and a car bomb, as well as the implementation of another operation in the territory of Paktika, which killed five gunmen, and arrested three others, pointing to an air strike on one Districts of Paktia province, killing three gunmen and destroying a vehicle belonging to the armed movement, indicating the killing of 6 other militants in three air operations carried out in the province of Ghazni.
For its part, the anti-government armed groups, including the Taliban, have not commented on the news so far. The Helmand province is one of the most active regions of the Taliban, carrying out numerous attacks against security and government institutions in the country.