Afghan security forces retook the control of Wardooj district five years after it was captured by the Taliban, officials from ministries of Defense and Interior said.
Taliban have suffered heavy losses in the operations, a spokesman for Ministry of Defense, Fawad Aman.
He added that at least 50 foreign militants were killed in the operations.
During this operation, he said, parts of Baharak and Jurm districts were cleared of the Taliban.
He said that the Taliban’s hideouts and strongholds were destroyed during this operation.
Mr. Aman said that the operations were conducted in Jurm, Baharak and Wardooj districts four days ago.
“Many areas were cleared of the Taliban during this operation,” he said.
Wardooj shares borders with districts of Jurm, Baharak, Ishkashim, Zibak, and Shuhada. It is counted as a strategic district in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.
“The operations which are conducted to retake areas or push terrorists back should be followed by proper plans to maintain those areas and keep them away from threats,” said Assadullah Nadim, a military affairs analyst.
Badakhshan shares borders with Pakistan, China, and Tajikistan. It has turned into an insecure province over the last few years while it was among the most secure regions in the country.