At least 21 militants were killed and 20 others wounded during an operation conducted by the Afghan National Army forces in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.
The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army disclosed that the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in Surkh Kotal area of Dand-e-Ghori district, killing at least 21 militants and wounding 20 others.
The statement said at least two key commanders of the Taliban group identified as Qari Bakhtiar and Mullah Sahwali were among those wounded, reports Khaama Press.
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Officials added that the Afghan forces also discovered and defused at least 10 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) during the operations. The militants have not commented regarding this report so far.
The security situation in Baghlan started to deteriorate following the launch of a military operation in Dand-e-Ghor and Dand-e-Shahabuddin areas, earlier this year.