In the Afghan operations against the Taliban it is reported that the insurgents in southern Kandahar and southeastern Paktika provinces have suffered casualties. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said at least 9 insurgents were killed and 4 others were wounded in Kandahar. Always according to MoD, at least 3 insurgents were killed and 2 others were wounded during another operation conducted in Paktika province. This operations are conducted with a view of clearance and counter-terrorism to suppress the insurgency of the anti-government armed militant groups.The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.
The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) accused the government of having no plan to