KABUL: 95 Taliban including 2 commanders were killed and 70 were seriously injured by US drone and the operation of security forces in Afghanistan whereas 13 Taliban were arrested. Security personnel foiled the bid to suicide attack. According to sources, US drone killed 4 militants in the eastern province, Kunar. The provincial police chief Abdul Habib Syed Khail told that the drone strike was made in district Ghaziabad in which 4 militants including 2 commanders were killed whereas Afghan forces claimed to have killed 91 militants during operation.
According to the interior ministry, the police along with army and intelligence took counter-terrorism operation in the provinces Kunar, Nangarhar, Parwan, Takhar, Kandahar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, Helmand and Urozgan. 70 militants were injured and 13 were arrested whereas different types of weapons and explosive were recovered.
The forces foiled the bid to suicide attack at police headquarter in the province Zabul and shot the suicide attacker dead. The suicide attacker wanted to target police head quarter in district Shinkai. Meanwhile, German defense ministry said that approximately 1350 German and Italian soldiers could stay deployed in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of international forces.
According to German defense ministry, these soldiers would stay there in order to train local forces in which 850 German whereas 500 Italian soldiers would be included. The ministry told that the decision to increase the number of soldiers had made after deep considerations.