News - Afghanistan
At least 12 insurgents including their commander were killed in an Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) operation going on in the southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Saturday.
One insurgent was injured and five others were arrested during the operation, it added.
The latest action against insurgents was part of Zulfiqar operation which was launched about two months ago in Helmand, the statement said, adding the security forces have also seized a quantity of weapons.
The MoD, however, did not comment about possible casualties to the ANSF.