KABUL: At least 20 Taliban militants were killed following counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement Monday that the militants were killed in Uruzgan, Herat, Helmand, Faryab, Baghlan, Ghazni, Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, according to the Afghan's Khaama Press.
The statement further added Afghan national army, Afghan national police and Afghan intelligence – national directorate of security (NDS) operatives jointly conducted the operations.
At least 1 Taliban militant was also injured and six others were arrested during the operations, MoI said.
The statement also added that Afghan security forces confiscated various types of weapons, ammunition and explosives during the operations.
Afghan police forces also neutralized two improvised explosive device (IED) during operations in Kandahar and Khost provinces, MoI said.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far. (QNA)