Afghan forces’ fresh operations kill 13 militants in eastern province

PUL-e-ALAM, Afghanistan: Up to 13 militants have been killed as government forces launched fresh operations in Mohammad Agha district of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province on Saturday, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said Sunday.

According to the official, the units of Special Police Force have been targeting the Taliban hideouts in parts of Mohammad Agha district over the past 24 hours and so far have killed 13 insurgent and injuring three others.

The operations would last until the area is cleansed of the insurgents, Rahimi said.

Taliban militants, who are active in parts of Logar province and occasionally conduct terrorist attack in provincial capital Pul-e-Alam, have yet to make comment on the report.