At least eighteen militants were killed during the operations of the Afghan armed forces in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday.

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were conducted with the close air support of the Afghan Air Force in Chahar Dara district.

The statement further added that five militants were also wounded and three others were arrested during the same operations.

The Afghan security forces also destroyed a vehicle and seven improvised explosive devices during the operations while some weapons and ammunition were confiscated, MoD said.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the 209th Shaheen Corps officials said Thursday at least five Taliban insurgents were killed and five others were wounded during the operations in the past 24 hours.

The officials further added that the Afghan armed forces also confiscated an Improvised Explosive Device and 300 rounds of Ak-47 ammunition during the operations.

The Pamir-17 operations are underway in the restive parts of the country in the North to suppress the insurgency activities of the militants who are attempting to expand foothold in the key provinces.

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