As many as 30 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others wounded in the northern Kapisa province in battles against Afghan forces and as a result of airstrike conducted by foreign troops, a local official confirmed.
Talking to Kabul Now, Abdul Shayeq Shorish Kohistani, confirmed that four security forces and two civilians were also killed after the militants launched attacks in Farrukh Shah and Kallan valleys of Najrab district late last night, Monday, July 26.
The clashes lasted until 04:00 AM, today, July 27, between the Taliban militants and Afghan security forces, he added.
Afghan defense and security forces repelled the militants’ attacks, he said.
Kohistani also confirmed that five Taliban militants were killed after foreign troops targeted a Russian made military vehicle used by the militants in Tagab district of the province.
The foreign troops conducted the airstrike yesterday, Monday, July 26, in Shahidkhel village of Tagab district, according to the local official.
Located in north of the capital Kabul, Kapisa is a volatile province where the Taliban operates in some parts of the province.
The militants have dramatically increased their offensives against government forces in recent months in Kapisa.