KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 Taliban militants have been killed and 16 others injured as military operations are continuing in the restive Imam Sahib district of the northern Kunduz province over the past three days, an army spokesman in the province Abdul Khalil said Saturday.
According to the official, Taliban militants have also been evicted from several villages during the ongoing crackdown.
Without mentioning the number of possible casualties of security forces, the official stated that the operation would continue until the militants are wiped out in the restive district.
Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, in talks with media, has confirmed the death of two Taliban fighters and injuring of three others. However, he claimed that eight government soldiers had been killed in the fighting which is still going on.