Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the ministry of defense of Afghanistan said the militants were killed following military operations in Kunar, Maidan Wardak, Zabul, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Farah provinces.
Azimi further added that four Afghan national army soldiers were also martyred following improvised explosive device (IED) attack.
He did not disclose further information regarding the exact locations of the incident where the Afghan soldiers were martyred.
In the meantime, Azimi said the anti-government armed militants have increased to their insurgency activities and carried out attacks in 21 provinces in the last 48 hours.
He said the anti-government suffered heavy casualties after the Afghan security forces responded to their offensive.
Azimi said Afghan national army soldiers also confiscated four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operations in the past 24 hours.