Kabul [Afghanistan], May 12 : At least five Taliban militants have been killed and seven others wounded during the joint operations launched by the security forces in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
Security forces from the army, border police, national police, national intelligence directorate, and public uprising forces have taken part in the operations, reported Khaama Press, citing the governor's office in Nangarhar, as saying in a statement.
The statement further stated that the Afghan armed forces also provided indirect artillery aid in association with the foreign forces which are responsible for providing close air support whilst the operations are being conducted.
An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was discovered and diffused during the operations, the report said.
This comes in tandem with various ongoing counter-terrorism operations in certain northern provinces as the militant and terrorist groups are attempting to expand their insurgency activities in the north.
The US military based in Afghanistan also conduct regular airstrikes against the IS, Taliban, and other militant and terrorist groups.
The US forces conduct airstrikes by using unmanned aerial vehicles in the province to clamp down the militants, according to the reports.