The interior ministry of Afghanistan said Thursday at least 46 Taliban militants were killed in two separate operations in Shirzad and Khogyani districts.
According to a statement released by interior ministry, Afghan national security forces also destroyed four heroin manufacturing companies during the operations.
The statement further added at least 6 Taliban militants were killed, 4 militants were injured and 5 others were detained during separate operations in Nahr-e-Saraj and Marajah distrits of Helmand province.
Afghan national security forces discovered and seized 142 kg of heroin during a separate operation in Qarghai district of eastern Laghman province.
In separate operations in Panjwai and Maiwand districts of southern Kandahar province, Afghan national security forces arrested six militants along with a mortar shell, interior ministry officials said.
Another militant was arrested along with a number of weapons during an operation in Hyderbad area of eastern Ghazni city.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the reports so far.
In the meantime, interior ministry in its statement said that Afghan security forces will continue to their military operations in various provinces of Afghanistan to clear the areas where the militants are operating.