art-673864295-620x349At least 17 Taliban militants were killed and 7 others were injured during joint military operations by Afghan national security forces.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement, said the operations were conducted during the past 24 hours by Afghan police, Afghan army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Helmand, Logar, Maidan Wardak, Uruzgan, Kunduz and Laghman provoinces of Afghanistan.

Interior ministry confirmed that 17 Taliban militants were killed, 7 militants were injured and 11 others were arrested during the operations.

Afghan national security forces also discovered and seized weapons, ammunition and explsives during the military operatins, interior ministry said in its statement, adding that the operations were conducted to clear the mentioned areas from militants activities.

The statement also added that Afghan police forces discovered and seized 5 improvised explosive device (IED) during operations in Maidan Wardak and Farah provinces f Afghanistan.

According to Interior Ministry officials, the militants had planted the IEDs to carry out terrorist attacks.

The Taliban militans group has not commented regarding the reports so far.

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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.