Afghan: Atleast 13 Taliban fighters were killed and 16 others injured in operations conducted by Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces at the outskirts of Takhar provincial center on Thursday.
Over the past few weeks, Afghanistan has witnessed a surge in violence as the Taliban has intensified its offensive with the complete pullback of foreign forces just a few weeks away.
Ministry of Defence said yesterday that some amount of their weapons, ammunition and equipment were destroyed.
Taliban have intensified their offensive against civilians, Afghan defence and security forces as foreign troops are withdrawing from the war-torn country.
Over the last few weeks, they captured several districts in Afghanistan including Takhar, the country’s northeastern province. The extremist group issued diktats like ordering women to not leave home alone and men to grow their beards.