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Taliban Receive Heavy Casualties in Helmand Battle: MoD

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Defense said Tuesday that at least 106 Taliban militants including 8 of their key commanders were killed in Nawa, Nahre Saraj, and Garamsir districts and outskirts of Lashkargah in Helmand province over the past 24 hours.

Ministry of Defense (MoD) said during the clearance and reciprocal operations, 37 other Taliban fighters were also wounded. MoD added that ANDSF also destroyed a large amount of Taliban weapons and ammunition during the battle.

Security sources on the other hand in Helmand province claimed that at least 110 Taliban were killed in the Helmand province.

The Ministry of Defense also announced that “Malawi Keramat”, a Taliban commander and the group’s military commission chief for Washir District was killed during an ANDSF operation in the outskirts of Lashkargah city, the capital of Helmand province. According to MoD, the clearance operations in the region are ongoing to push Taliban back.

Meanwhile, the Military’s Special Operations Corps says 15 Taliban fighters were killed in an operation conducted by the Afghan Special Forces in Zabul province. According to the statement, the 2nd commando battalion of the 4th southern brigade targeted a group of Taliban militants in the Cheshmeh Kakran area of Zabul province on Monday night.

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