Afghan forces kill over 100 Taliban militants

ANI | Updated: May 13, 2018 14:29 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 13 (ANI): Afghan forces on Saturday forestalled multiple coordinated assaults on the security checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing over 100 Taliban militants.
According to a ministry statement, 45 militants were killed in a bid to overrun Farah city bordering Iran and sixteen security personnel were killed in the clashes.
20 Taliban militants were killed in northern Farah province bordering Uzbekistan, 15 in northeastern Badakhshan province, 19 in eastern Ghazni province and 11 in Paktika province bordering Pakistan's restive tribal belt in the past 24 hours, Anadolu Agency reported.
23 Daesh militants were also killed in northeastern Nangarhar province.
The Taliban has claimed to have killed 27 security personnel, destroyed and seized a large cache of arms and vehicles in Farah.
The Taliban managed to enter Shahrak district. However, efforts are underway to reclaim the area.
The exact figures of casualties are yet to be ascertained. (ANI)