"Special Operation Forces of Afghan National Police launched a counter-terrorism operation in Kamalkhil village, Mohammad Agha district, Logar province last night, killing 22 Taliban insurgents," the ministry said in a statement.
Airstrikes were also conducted against the Taliban positions during the raid, the statement said.
The ministry also confirmed that a child was killed and a woman was injured after a Taliban heavy weapon shelling struck a house in the village.
Meantime, local villagers claimed that five civilians were killed and 11 other non-combatants were wounded following an airstrike in Kamalkhil village Monday night.
Afghan observers had in the past stressed civilian casualties during military operations undermine the war against Taliban and other terrorist groups.
Tuesday 16 July 2019 18:08