FARYAB -- Afghan forces killed at least 13 Taliban militants and wounded 13 others in two separate operations, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Tuesday (July 16).
A clash broke out Monday evening (July 15) between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters in Pashtun Kot District, leaving 11 Taliban militants dead, said the statement. At least seven others were wounded.
Separately, Afghan artillery Monday targeted the Taliban in Dawlatabad District, killing two and wounding at least six Uzbeks fighting alongside the militants, said the same statement.
At least five members of Afghan forces were killed, it added.