At least 43 Taliban insurgents were killed in airstrikes and ground forces operations in Nawa district of southern Helmand province on Sunday night, the provincial governor’s office confirmed in a statement on Monday.
In addition, 27 other insurgents were wounded.
The airstrikes and ground force operations were launched in three areas of Nawa with the support of foreign troops airstrikes in the district, according to the statement.
“Haji Ahmad, Faizi and Haqbeen, three Taliban commanders were also among the dead,” it said adding that “Zhar Sahed and Aynak area of Nawa has been cleared of Taliban.”
But the Taliban has rejected the claim.