250 Taliban militants killed in operations by Afghan forces in past 24 hours 

250 Taliban militants killed in operations by Afghan forces in past 24 hours 
  • Five killed in Taliban mortar attack 

  • Taliban rocket attacks on Kandahar airport  

Kabul: At least 254 Taliban terrorists were killed in Afghan Army operations in the last 24 hours. On the other hand, reports reveal that the Taliban launched rocket attacks on Kandahar airport. Earlier, the Taliban had initiated attacks to seize control of the provincial capitals of Herat and Helmand, reports said. Nevertheless, the Afghan Army has deployed additional troops not to let Herat’s capital fall into the hands of the Taliban. 

Taliban militantsLocal media claims the Afghan military has begun the most comprehensive military action yet against the Taliban. The Afghan Army has also formed a significant front of warplanes, helicopters and local gangs to regain control of the districts, areas and border outposts captured by the Taliban. The Afghan Army announced killing nearly 254 militants in its operations in 13 provinces in the past 24 hours. It includes the operations carried out in capital Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Helmand, Ghazni, Kunduz and Kapisa.  

The Afghan Army carried out heavy airstrikes on Taliban sites in the operations in Helmand and Kandahar provinces. Also, 51 militants were killed in operation on Helmand, reports said. According to a local official, at least 100 militants were killed in the attacks launched by the Afghan forces and local gangs in Herat city. Besides, the Afghan Defence Ministry has released photographs showing a special unit of Afghan forces being deployed to protect Herat. At the same time, the Afghan government has accused the Taliban of targeting its people and critical locations. 

Taliban militantsThe Taliban militants launched rocket attacks on the most crucial airport in Kandahar city on Saturday night. There were no casualties, but the Afghan government has blamed the Taliban for violating the Doha deal under which it had agreed not to damage infrastructure.  

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said the Taliban targeted the airport as it was used to attack its comrades. Not just that, but the Taliban carried out mortar attacks on the city, leaving five dead. The Afghan government was furious to report that the dead included two children. 

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