Afghan national security forces have killed 11 Taliban militants and injured 24 during a cleanup operation in Afghanistan™s northeastern province of Kapisa.
The Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement that the offensive was carried out in the Nijrab district of the province, located about 120 kilometers (74 miles) north of Kabul, on Saturday.
It added that a shadowy Taliban district governor, identified as Muhibullah, was among those killed in the heavy exchange of fire.
Muhibullah was reportedly commanding nearly 120 Taliban militants.
The statement, however, did not mention whether there were any casualties on the side of Afghan forces.
The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan as part of Washington™s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still gripped by insecurity.
In late April, the Taliban announced the start of their annual œoffensive” against US-led and Afghan forces, vowing a new wave of attacks across Afghanistan.
The militant group said it would use “every possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces. They specifically mentioned insider attacks, and bomb attacks.
The announcement prompted the Afghan authorities to beef up security in major cities across the country, including the capital city of Kabul.
Copyright: Press TV