Taliban attack village in nothern AfghanistanAt least 17 Taliban militants have been killed during joint military operations by Afghan and coalition security forces during the past 24 hours.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement on Monday announced that the militants were killed in Kandahar, Paktika, Farah and Nimroz provinces of Afghanistan.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted by Afghan police in coordination with the Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and coalition security forces.

Afghan and coalition security forces also detained 8 militants during the military operations, interior ministry said in its statement.

The statement also added Afghan security forces discovered and seized some weapons, ammunition and explovies during the operations.

In separate operations, Afghan security forces discovered and seized 9 improvised explosive device (IED) from Kunar, Jawzjan, Paktika and Farah provinces of Afghanistan.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the reports.