Eleven Taliban militants have been killed and their weapons caches destroyed during air strikes by Afghan special forces and special operations forces in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours.
Afghan special forces destroyed a Taliban weapons cache during an air raid in Kharwar district of Logar province, the Afghan news agency (Kamaa Press) reported, citing unnamed military sources on Thursday.
Security forces destroyed another weapons cache and killed two Taliban militants during a similar raid in Baraki Barak district situated in western part of Logar province, the sources said.
Agency noted that the security forces launched several raids in the province of Jazni, killing six Taliban militants and destroying a large weapons cache.
Special forces also conducted separate operations in the Pusht-e-Rood district of Farah and Almar districts of Faryab province, killing a Taliban fighter and destroying a weapons cache.
Meanwhile, an air strike destroyed a weapons cache in Maiwand district of Helmand province, and a similar raid killed a Taliban fighter in Kajaki district of Helmand province.
An air strike also destroyed a weapons cache in the Khash Road area of Nimroz province, while special forces killed Taliban militants and destroyed a weapons cache during a patrol in Bimal district of Paktika province.