At least seven Taliban militants were killed and a House-borne Improvised Explosive Device was destroyed in separate operations of the Afghan Special Forces which were conducted in southern Helmand and central Logar provinces.

“Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand and destroyed a house-borne IED, 100 pounds of Opium and arrested 3 Taliban fighters,” the informed military sources said Sunday.

The sources further added that the Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Charkh district of Logar province killing 7 Taliban fighters and arrested 6 others.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Both Helmand and Logar provinces are among the relatively volatile provinces in Southern and Northern of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the two provinces where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

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