Afghanistan policeAt least 14 Taliban militants were killed and 53 others were detained during joint military operations by Afghan and coalition security forces.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan on Tuesday announced that the militants were killed or detained during operations across the country in the past 24 hours.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Helmand, Ghor, Farah, Paktia, Ghazni, Kandahar, Kunduz and Nuristan provinces of Afghanistan.

Interior ministry in it’s statement also added that the operations were conducted by Afghan police in coordination with the Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and coalition security forces.

At least one Taliban militant was also injured during the operations, the interior ministry said in its statement adding that Afghan security forces seized some weapons, ammunition and explosives during the operations.

Afghan police forces also seized three improvised explosive device (IED) during separate operations in Kunduz and Zabul provinces of Afghanistan, the statement added.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.

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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.