Afghan interior ministry officials following a press release on on Wednesday announced at least 14 armed militants were killed and 9 others were detained following military operations during the past 24 hours.

The source further added, the militants were killed and detained during 8 separate military operations conducted by Afghan national police forces across the country.

The operations were conducted by Afghan police in conjunction with the Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and NATO-led international coalition security forces at Laghman, Badakshan, Kandahar, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Khost, Paktika, Paktia and Uruzgan provinces of Afghanistan, the statement added.

Afghan security forces also seized some weapons and explosives including 3 AK-47 rifles along with its ammunitions, 2 rocket propelled grenade launchers, 2 heavy machine guns, 10 landmines, 11 hand grenades and a vehicle being used by militants.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the operations.

In the meantime, local security officials in northern Faryab province announced at least 7 armed insurgents were killed and 7 others were detained in this province.

An Afghan army official said, the militants were killed and detained during an operation conducted by Afghan special forces and foreign troops at Khwaja Sabzposh district last night.

He also added, Afghan security force seized 8 rifles and some weapons and explosives including home made bombs during the operation.

This comes a number of night raids were carried out by Afghan and foreign troops in northern Faryab province during the past recent weeks. According to local officials more than 20 militants were killed and injured during the operations. In the meantime a group of 10 militants on Tuesday surrendered to Afghan and joined peace process in this province.

Provincial governor spokesman Javid Bidar said, the commander of the militants group Qari Rahmatullah surrendered to Afghan government along with his fighers. He was carrying out insrugency attacks against the Afghan government during the past few years.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.