Operatives of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan intelligence agency, have seized a large amount of weapons, munitions, and a surveillance drone belonging to the Taliban in the eastern Paktika province, according to a local security official.
The local source who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Kabul Now that the NDS operatives conducted the operation today, Monday, November 09, in Murghi area in Barmal district of the province. The source further claimed that two Taliban militants were killed and some other militants of the group escaped to Pakistani side of the Durand line – a disputed border line between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
According to the source, the surveillance drone has seven cameras and was also used for dropping small air to ground weaponry.
Some local residents and eyewitnesses have also confirmed to Kabul Now that NDS operatives have seized a large amount of Taliban’s weapons and munitions during the operation.
Talking to Kabul Now, Ghazi Danish, who is spokesperson for Paktika governor, confirmed that the NDS operatives have made great achievements during the operation.
The Taliban have not commented regarding the incident.
Located in south-eastern part of Afghanistan, Paktika shares border with Pakistan and is regarded a province where the Taliban have maintained an active insurgency for years now.