MOSCOW: At least 60 Taliban militants have been killed in the past 24 hours during a special operation conducted in different parts of Afghanistan, Afghanistan Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Dawlat Waziri said Friday.
According to the Pajhwok news agency, citing Waziri, raids were carried out in 13 Afghan provinces. Four militants were reportedly arrested and 14 were injured. The security staff seized weapons and ammunition from the militants.
The security situation in Afghanistan has significantly worsened in the last months, with the violent Islamist group Taliban carrying out offensives on the country’s big cities. In late September, the militants briefly captured the provincial capital, Kunduz — home to some 300,000 people — and attempted to seize the city of Ghazni, south of Kabul, in October.