Kabul: At least eight militants were killed and six others got injured in operations carried out by the Afghan forces in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.
The Khaama Press quoted the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North as saying that the security forces targetted militants hideouts with the artillery strikes in Jurm district.
Tajikistan nationals were among those killed or wounded, the Shaheen Corps said.
Meanwhile, the Afghan forces discovered and defused a barrel bomb planted on a roadside in Baharak district.
Earlier this week, at least 25 terrorists belonging to the Islamic States (IS) group were killed in the airstrikes carried out by the United States in the northern Jawzjan province bordering Turkmenistan.
In January, 15 terrorists hailing from Tajikistan were killed and 11 others injured in a series of airstrikes carried out in northeastern Badakhshan province. (ANI)