According to a statement released by the interior ministry of Afghanistan, at least 21 Taliban militants were also arrested during the joint military operations.
Interior ministry in its statement said, “In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.”
The statement further added, “The operations were conducted in Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Jowzjan, Ghazni, Khost and Helmand provinces, as a result 23 armed Taliban members were killed, five wounded and 21 others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.”
“Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds ammunition,” the statement added.
During the same 24 hour period, Afghan National Police discovered and defused two different types of IEDs placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Faryab province, interior ministry said in its statement.