KABUL: Seventeen Taliban militants were killed and 16 others were arrested in joint operations launched by Afghan security forces and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) during the past twenty-four hours in different regions of the country.
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said in a statement today that Afghan forces carried out with ISAF several joint operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Paktika and Helmand during the past twenty-four hours .
Seventeen Taliban militants were killed and 16 others were arrested during the operations.
The statement added that the security forces seized large quantities of heavy and light weapons.
However, the statement did not say if there were any casualties on the security forces. (QNA)