Afghan Army Kills 12 Taliban Fighters In Nangarhar Province Overnight

KABUL (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 13th October, 2019) Afghan National Army has killed 12 Taliban fighters in the country's east in a night of heavy fighting, according to a statement released on Sunday.

The statement by special unit 201 Selab Corps said that the militants belonged to a Taliban strike force known as the Red Unit and were killed "during a series of artillery and airstrikes that destroyed three vehicles in the Wazir Tangi area of the Khogyani district of Nangarhar province last night."

According to the information from the Afghan military, seven were killed during artillery shelling while five others perished in airstrikes.

The so-called Red Unit was formed in 2016 and is said to be equipped with advanced weaponry. They predominantly use ambush tactics and night time combat to battle Afghan government troops.