prominent Taliban commanders killed_censoredAt least 29 anti-government armed militants were killed and 10 others were wounded in the latest counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said Wednesday that the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan security forces.

The statement further added that 21 suspects were arrested and a would-be suicide bomber was among those held by the Afghan forces.

The majority of the militants were killed in northern Kunduz province, MoD said, adding that 8 militant including the group’s commander identified as Abu Bakar was killed.

In another operation in Paktika province, 6 militants were killed, while 6 militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in Nangarhar province.

MoD also added that 6 militants were killed in another operation in Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province, while 3 militants were killed, 4 were injured in Ghani and Helmand provinces.

According to MoD, at least 5 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces also lost their lives during the operations.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the operations so far.

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