At least 40 Taliban militants were killed or injured in Afghan military operations during the past 24 hours.
The operations were conducted by Afghan national police in cooperation with the Afghan army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS).
The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said at least 29 Taliban militants were killed and 11 others were injured during the operations.
The statement further added that the militants were killed or injured during operations in Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Baghlan, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, paktia and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.
Afghan security forces also detained 11 militants during the military operations, interior ministry said in its statement, adding that Afghan forces also discovered and seized various types of light and heavy weapons.
The statement also added that Afghan national police (ANP) forces confiscated seven improvised explosive device (IEDs) during the military operations in Kandahar and Paktia provinces.