(KHAAMA Press): Kandahar security officials say more than 100 Taliban fighters have been killed in clashes with security forces in the province overnight. Kandahar police spokesman Jamal Naser Barakzai told the media that 101 members of the militant group had been killed in clashes between security forces and Taliban fighters in the Arghandab and Zherai districts of the province. He added that 64 Taliban fighters were killed in the Arghandab district and 37 others were killed in the Zherai district of Kandahar province. According to Barakzai, security forces have launched large-scale ground and air operations in parts of Arghandab district, where the Taliban have suffered heavy casualties. He said the operations took place in the Kohak and Nagahan areas, where, in addition to the 64 killed, 20 Taliban fighters were wounded. Fighting between security forces and Taliban fighters escalated last week in the Arghandab district, near the city of Kandahar, and continues to this day. According to the provincial security officials, heavy clashes between security forces and Taliban fighters are ongoing in Arghandab, Zherai, Panjwai, and Maiwand districts of the province. The Taliban have not yet commented on the group’s heavy casualties in Kandahar province.