Afghan troops killed 74 Taliban terrorists: Defense Ministry
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense on Sunday said as many as 74 Taliban terrorists died during clashes with the Afghan armed forces in Kandahar province.
“74 #Taliban were killed and 15 others were wounded in Zheria, Dand, Panjwae and Arghandab districts of Kandahar province, yesterday,” the ministry wrote on Twitter.
The clashes happened after the Afghan National Army launched an assault on Taliban terrorists who were preparing to attack positions held by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, the ministry said.
Kandahar province has been the site of fierce clashes over recent days.
According to data provided by the Afghan Ministry of Defence, 82 Taliban terrorists were killed in the province in the previous week amid a sustained military operation.
Afghanistan continues to be ravaged by violence and bomb blasts in spite of the ongoing peace negotiations between the government and the Taliban, which began this past September in Qatar.