Monday, December 05, 2011 – Officials in the ministry of defense of Afghanistan a following a statement said, at least 26 militants were killed and 27 others were detained following a joint military operation by Afghan national army soldiers.

The source further added, the operations were conducted by Afghan security forces during the past 24 hours in Laghaman, Herat, Balkh, Ghazni, Zabul and Kandahar provinces.

According to Afghan officials, at least six militants were injured following operations in Helmand and Laghman provinces.

The officials also said, at least 2 Afghan national army soldiers were also killed and 5 others were injured in Kunar and Kandahar provinces.

Taliban militants group fighting the Afghan government and NATO troops yet to comment regarding the operations.