109 terrorists killed in southern Afghanistan battles'

KANDAHAR: At least 109 Taliban terrorists were killed and 25 injured during battles and clashes in two Afghan southern provinces on Friday, as fighting raged in the country, the military confirmed on Saturday. In Kandahar province, 70 Taliban terrorists were killed and eight others wounded after Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) supported by Afghan Air Force (AAF) conducted a cleanup operation in Police District 7 of provincial capital, Kandahar city and neighboring suburban Dand district, army's 205th Attal Corps said in a statement.

Early on Friday Taliban attacked ANDSF positions and tried to infiltrate to Kandahar city, triggering day-long heavy battles.

In neighboring Helmand province, 39 Taliban terrorists were killed and 17 wounded after ANDSF backed by the AAF targeted a T:aliban aggregation in Qala-e-Bulan, an area on the outskirts of the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah city, according to army's 215th Maiwand Corps.