World Bulletin / News Desk
Forty fighters were killed and twenty were wounded during operations against the Taliban in the eastern province of Nangarhar in Afghanistan on Wednesday, said Nangarhar governor's spokesman Ahmad Ziya Abdulzai.
No civilians were harmed during the operation. However, three factories that produced drugs were burned down by the Afghan forces.
Taliban spokesperson Zebiullah Mucahed refuted the number of casualties announced by Afghan officers, saying that seven fighters were killed and nine others were wounded during the operation.
Mucahed said 11 Afghan soldiers and one foreign soldier were killed during the operation.Last Mod: 12 Şubat 2014, 12:44