Taliban Battered in Kandahar and Herat, 35 Killed
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) says that 29 Taliban militants were killed in Kandahar, during the defense and security operations.
In a released statement on Wednesday, the ministry stated, that a number of armed #Taliban, who were planning to attack security positions has been targeted by AAF airstrikes.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the attack took place in the Zherai district of #Kandahar province.
Besides, the statement reports, that six Taliban insurgents had been killed in Herat province.
Taliban fighters were killed in a counterattack by security forces in Deh Sheikh and Golmir villages of Pashtun Zarghun district of Herat province on Tuesday afternoon, MoD stated, “Four Taliban fighters were also wounded in the clashes”.
Recently, the country’s defense and security forces have resorted to airstrikes to repel attacks and suppress the movements of armed opposition groups, such operations received less attention in the past.
This comes in a time that American president Obama wrote in his book “A Promised Land”, that the Pakistan army, ISI has “open secret” ties with the Taliban and Alqaeda and the country uses them as a strategic asset against Afghanistan and India.