By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: At least 26 Taliban members including three commanders were killed and 33 others wounded in an Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) operation in Faryab province on Friday night, Faryab police said in a statement.
Air and ground operations were carried out in Gurziwan district, the statement read. According to police, a large group of Taliban had come together from Ghor, Sar-e Pol, and Faryab provinces in preparation for an attack on ANDSF positions in the district center. Mullah Attaullah, head of the red unit of Taliban in the province and Qari Shakib, head of a 100-member unit, were among those killed, the police statement read. According to police, a large amount of weapons and dozens of vehicles, mostly motorcycles, were destroyed in the operation.
The Afghan forces suffered no casualties during the operation, said the statement. Taliban have not yet commented.