38 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

August 26, 2014 - 11:02:40 am

KABUL: At least 38 Taliban militants were killed and 16 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

Interior ministry following a statement said Monday that the operations were jointly conducted by Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan Intelligence National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Helmand, Nangarhar, Ghor, Nuritan, Kunar, Kunduz, Paktia, Zabul, Baghlan and Faryab provinces.

At least seven Taliban militants were also arrested during the operations, the statement by interior ministry added.

Afghan security forces confiscated various types of light and heavy weapons along with explosives and 6 rounds of improvised explosive device (IED) during the operations.

Interior ministry did not disclose further information regarding the casualties of the Afghan security forces during the military operations.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far. (QNA)