MOIThe Interior Ministry of Afghanistan says that 15 rebels were killed, 3 wounded and 4 arrested in past 24 hours in clearance operations jointly conducted by Afghan National Police and personnel of the National Directorate of Security.

A statement issued by the ministry states that the operations were conducted in Kandahar, Logar, Khost, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Paktika, Ghazni, Kunduz, Baghlan, Nooristan and Kunar provinces

The statement further states the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) also recover and defused 9 IEDs and confiscated ammunitions from the position of the terrorists.