Kabul, December 6 The Afghan government confirmed on the 6th that the Afghan security forces carried out military operations in Kandahar provinces in the south and Paktika in the east on the 5th, killing a total of 26 Taliban militants.
In a statement, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said that since the 5th, the security forces have carried out anti-clearance operations in the Dande, Zhelai and Marud areas of Kandahar Province, killing 18 Taliban militants and seizing a large number of mines and other explosives.
According to Amal Muhmand, a military spokesman for Paktika province, a group of Taliban militants gathered in the Urgon area of the province on the 5th to prepare to launch an attack on a local market. After receiving the tip-out, the security forces airstrike the armed assembly area, killing eight armed elements.
At present, the Taliban have not commented on these two incidents.
The Afghan government and the Taliban delegation held negotiations in Doha, the capital of Qatar, on September 12, but at the same time, the conflict between the two sides has not stopped.