At least 23 Taliban insurgents were killed in an operation in northern Kunduz province, local officials said on Monday.In addition, 11 other insurgents were injured.
The operation was launched in Khan Abad district of Kunduz under name of "Tofan-e-Daham" (Tenth Storm). Five other insurgents were also arrested during the operation, a spokesman for the military forces in Kunduz, Ghulaam Hazrat Karimi said.
"The operation still continues in Aqtash area of Khan Abad to clear all insurgents," he said.
"Sixteen vehicles belonging to insurgents including two police vehicles which were stolen by them were also destroyed in an air operation by military forces," said Karimi.
However, he did not provide details about security force casualties.