Military Kills 3 Militants in Southern Afghanistan: Gov’t

Three militants of Taliban outfit were killed and a handful of their weapons and ammunition were destroyed after Afghan security forces targeted militants’ positions in the country’s southern province of Kandahar, Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday, Xinhua reports.

“In the continuation of military operations, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) supported by Afghan Air Force targeted militants in surrounding areas of Arghandab and Maiwand districts of Kandahar,” the ministry said in a statement.

About 40 rounds of roadside bombs, landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were also found and defused by engineering teams of ANDSF in the mentioned districts during the recent operations, the statement added.

The security situation has been improving in Kandahar, the former stronghold of Taliban, over the past years, as security forces have conducted search and cordon operations across the province. But the militants attack government interests in the province from time to time.