35 Taliban militants killed in Afghan operations

August 25, 2014 - 9:43:05 am

KABUL: At least 35 Taliban militants were killed during joint military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said the operations were conducted by Afghan police forces in cooperation with the Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence national directorate of security (NDS) operatives, according to the Afghan's Khaama Press.

The statement further added that the operation were conducted in Nangarhar, Faryab, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Herat, Logar, Nimroz and Helmand provinces.

The statement also added that the Afghan national security forces arrested 22 Taliban militants and confiscated various types of weapons, ammunition and explosives during the operations.

Afghan security forces also discovered and seized two rounds improvised explosive device (IED) during the operations in Uruzgan and Nangarhar provinces.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far. (QNA)