Up to 22 militants have been killed as the government forces have been targeting Taliban positions in Chardara district of the northern Kunduz province since Tuesday, said Abdul Hadi, the deputy to Pamir 20 Corps here on Wednesday.
The government forces, according to the official, have pounded Taliban hideouts and positions in several villages of Chardara district during which six more insurgents sustained injuries.
Without providing information on the casualties of security personnel, the official contended "No civilian has been hurt" in the ongoing operations.
Disputing the claim, Mohammad Ashraf, a resident of Nahr-e-Sufi village, has claimed that an airstrike targeted residential area killing two women civilians and injuring eight others.
Taliban militants are yet to make comments on the situation.