At least 21 Taliban insurgents were killed in a military operation carried out by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) special forces in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, local officials said.
In addition, 11 other insurgents were injured. The operation was launched in Khakriz district of the province to clear insurgents. Two other insurgents were arrested, a spokesman for Provincial Police Chief, Zia Durani said. However, he did not provide more details about the operation. Khakriz is one of the insecure districts of the province in which the insurgents have activities and frequently attack security forces.