The Afghan Military in the Southeast claims at least 41 militants have been killed or wounded during the operations in Paktika and Ghazni provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said at least 15 militants were killed and 11 others were wounded during clashes with the security forces in Geru district of Ghazni.

The statement further added that the clashes between the two sides erupted after a coordinated attack on security posts late on Saturday night.

The Afghan forces also confiscated two Ak-47s with its magazines, a hand grenade, and two landmines after the clashes, the statement added.

At least two Afghan soldiers also sustained injuries during the clashes, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that the armed forces killed 9 militants and wounded 6 others during a separate operation in Orgun district of Paktiak province.

The Afghan forces also discovered and defused 25 improvised explosive devices during the operatins in Qarabagh district of Ghazni and on Zabul-Ghazni highway, the 203rd Thunder Corps added.

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