At least 58 Taliban militants were killed and several others injured following air and ground operations in Uruzgan and Kandahar, the southern Afghan provinces, officials said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday evening, more than 100 Taliban militants attacked two security posts on Uruzgan province’s main roadway. However, they fled the area as the security forces retaliated appropriately.
According to the provincial police chief, it left 40 militants dead.
Moreover, in Talayee area of the provincial capital Tirin Kot, at least seven armed Taliban fighters were killed when the army shelled artillery on their hideouts.
In neighbouring Kandahar province, late on Tuesday, a joint Afghan and US-led NATO coalition air operation killed another 11 militants and wounded an equal number, provincial police chief Abdul Razeq said.