200 militants dead in Afghan-Taliban clashes

Afghanistan: According to the information given by an official, as many as 20 militants lost their lives over the past week after the Afghan forces cracked down on the Taliban in Nawa district of Helmand province.

As per the reports, the government forces backed by helicopter gunships have been targeting Taliban positions over the past week.

A senior police officer stated that the security forces would spare no efforts to restore stability in the troubled district.

On the other hand, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Majahid went on to say that the militants, who are in control of Nawa district over the past year, have foiled security forces’ design to recapture the isolated district.

Majahid claimed that nine security personnel were killed and the government forces offensive to recapture the district has been repulsed.

Nawa, Marja, Sangin and a few more districts of the poppy growing Helmand province have been the scene of fierce fighting over the past few years.