Kabul: Afghan security forces are continuing to crack out at the Taliban, a terror group. Security forces have gunned down 25 Taliban militants in Kunduz and Nimruz provinces. The militants include the Taliban governor. Afghanistan's Deputy Spokesman for the Defence Ministry Fawad Aman said this on Saturday.
He said, 11 terrorists, including the Taliban governor of the province, were killed in an encounter with jawans of Afghanistan National Defence and Security Force and public rebel forces in Dasht Archie district of Kunduz province on Friday night. He said, 14 militants, including Taliban Governor Abdul Khaliq, were killed in an Air Force attack on a gathering of Taliban militants in Jaranj town of Nimruz province. With this, Taliban attacks on Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan province, and Tablain, the capital of Takhar province, were foiled by security forces last night. Several militants were killed and several others injured in a counter-offensive by security forces on the outskirts of the cities.
The Taliban has been witnessing a spurt in attacks since the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan began in May. Afghan troops are also gearing up to prevent Taliban violence and are eliminating terrorists by carrying out air and ground operations almost every day.