KABUL: (MEP) – At least 42 militants were killed and eight wounded in operations since early Sunday, said the Afghan Interior Ministry on Monday morning, Xinhua reported.
“In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police (ANP), army and intelligence agency, supported by the NATO-led coalition troops, conducted several cleanup operations, killing 42 armed Taliban militants, wounding eight and arresting 11 other suspects,” the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.
The raids were conducted in Nangarhar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Sari Pul, Balkh, Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Paktika, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces, it noted.
The Taliban insurgent group has yet to make comments.
Afghan security forces have intensified operations against Taliban and other militant groups recently. But the insurgent responded by bombings and armed attacks.
Earlier on Monday, three militants were killed when Taliban attacked a foreign forces’ base in eastern Nangarhar province. Several trucks and oil tankers were destroyed in the pre-dawn attack which took place in Torkham town, near the border with Pakistan, Afghan officials confirmed.