Nine militants have been killed and three others injured in cleanup operations conducted by government forces in Marja district in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.
Provincial police revealed in a statement released on Monday.
According to the statement, a large number of arms and ammunitions were also seized from the Taliban hideouts in the operations launched on Sunday.
“The security forces have also discovered and defused scores of anti-vehicle and anti-personnel mines from the area.
“No casualties have been reported in security personnel or civilians during the operations.”
Taliban militants who have intensified activities recently have not made comments on the casualty report.