Kabul: Around 51 Talibani insurgents, including its three top commanders, were killed and six others injured in the ongoing combat operations in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
The Khaama Press said, quoting a statement by the Silab Corps of the Afghan Military, that the militants were killed or wounded during the ongoing operations -- kicked off on friday night -- in Asmar and Ghaziabad districts.
The sixth phase of Qahr Silab-2 operations were being conducted with the help of the artillery and close air support.
According to Silab, the slain Taliban leaders have been identified as Sultan Mohammad the shadow district military chief of the group for Asmar, the group's shadow district chief for Asmar Mawlavi Hazrat Ali, and the group's shadow district chief for Ghaziabad Mawlavi Imran Ghazi.
A Dshk heavy machine gun, a 75mm rocket launcher, and some of the hideouts of the militants were also destroyed during the operations, the statement added.(UNI)