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Afghan security forces kill 45 Taliban terrorists in Helmand province as fighting intensifies

ANI | Updated: Aug 12, 2021 13:50 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 12 (ANI): As many as 45 Taliban terrorists were killed in joint operations conducted by Afghan defence forces with support from the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Helmand province.
"45 Taliban terrorists were killed and 22 others wounded in joint operations conducted by ANDSF with support from AAF in Nahre Saraj district and the outskirts of Helmand provincial center, yesterday. Also, six vehicles including one car packed with explosives were destroyed," Afghan Defense Ministry tweeted.
Separately, 27 Taliban terrorists were killed in airstrikes in several districts in Balkh province. "27 Taliban terrorists were killed and four others wounded in airstrikes conducted by AAF in support of ANDSF operations in Nahre Shahi, Balkh and Dihdadi districts of Balkh province, yesterday," the defense ministry added.

In another set of operations, 21 Taliban terrorists were killed at the outskirts of Herat provincial center.
Taliban has been attacking civilians and imposing regressive and barbaric rules in the provinces that they captured. US intelligence report suggests that the Taliban could isolate Kabul in 30 days and possibly take it over within 90.
The Taliban have captured the city of Ghazni, the capital of the eponymous province in Afghanistan's southeast, spokesperson Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed on Thursday.
The group seized the governor's residence, police headquarters, prison and several other facilities in the city, the spokesperson tweeted. (ANI)