Afghan forces during an operation against Taliban militants in Wardak province 40 km west of capital city Kabul eliminated 14 militants including their commander Mullah Tawab, spokesman for provincial administration Shahidullah Shahid said Sunday. "The operation with the involvement Afghan army and police raided Taliban hideouts in Syedabad district late Saturday night and continued until Sunday morning during which 14 Taliban fighters including their commander Mullah Tawab had been killed," Shahid told Xinhua. He did not give more details. Taliban outfit has yet to make comment. Militancy and conflicts have been on constant rise since beginning spring. Spring and summer are traditionally known as fighting season in Afghanistan as warring sides do their best to consolidate positions and capture more territories.