Al-Qaida and Taliban militants killed in Kapisa

30 al-Qaida and Taliban fighters killed in Kapisa

As many as 30 al-Qaida and Taliban fighters were killed and six others wounded in a joint operation conducted by the Afghan defense and security forces in Dara Afghania of Nejrab district, in the northern Kapisa province, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD).

16 Pakistani nationals who were members of al-Qaida and 14 Taliban militants were killed in the operation conducted by the Afghan defense and security forces while being supported by commando and air forces, the MoD said in a statement issued today, Monday, March 01. According to the statement, a total of five villages of Dara Afghania have been cleared from the presence of the Taliban and al-Qaida, and security forces have also seized some weapons and munitions belonging to the militant.

A spokesperson for Kapisa Police Chief, meanwhile, said that a total of 28 militants were killed and 16 others wounded yesterday, February 29, and one militant was arrested. He also confirmed that one security force was killed and two others were wounded during the operation.

The clearance operation in Dara Afghania was launched on February 19, 2021, and is still underway to clear the rest of the area from the presence of the militants.

The Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

Situated in the northern part of the country, Kapisa is an insecure province where the Taliban have recently intensified movements and operations.

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