At least 24 Taliban militants were killed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes which were conducted in various provinces of the country in the past 24 hours.

According to informed military sources, one Taliban fighter was killed and three others were wounded during an operation of the Special Forces in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar operation in Uruzgan province and destroyed 5 complete IEDs and  10 IED chargers.

At least 5 Taliban fighters were killed during the Special Forces operations in Ghazni province, the sources said, adding that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in northern Parwan province during the same period and confiscated a small weapons cache.

The sources also added that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a clearance operation near Farah City and arrested 8 Taliban fighters while airstrikes were also carried out in the province which left 10 militants dead.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Balkh province and detained 2 Taliban fighters, the sources said.