BERNAMA: TIRIN KOT (Afghanistan), Aug 21 — A total of 20 militants have been confirmed dead as security forces launched cleanup operations in Charchino district of the southern Uruzgan province on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting an army spokesman Abdul Ghafar Nuristani on Wednesday.The operations, according to the official, launched on Tuesday night in parts of Charchino district and so far 20 armed militants had been killed and several others injured.According to Nuristani, the operations would last until law and order return to the restive district. The Taliban militants are yet to comment on the situation.Meanwhile a total of 18 militants have been killed as fighting aircraft targeted Taliban positions in parts of beleaguered Eshkamish district in the northern Takharprovince, provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hajari said Wednesday.Ten more insurgents have been injured in the sorties launched late Tuesday night, the official added.The Taliban militants are yet to comment on the situation.