afghan044At least 74 Taliban militants were killed following counter-terrorism operations in various provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.

The Interior Ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said the operations were jointly conducted by Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army and Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Kunar, Kunduz, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Paktia, Paktika, Herat and Helmand provinces.

At least 23 Taliban militants were also injured and 3 others were detained during the operations, interior ministry said, adding that Afghan security forces also confiscated various types of light and heavy weapons along with ammunition and explosives.

Interior Ministry also added that Afghan police forces discovered and seized 10 improvised explosive device (IED) during operations in Nangarhar, Kunduz, Ghazni, Khost, Herat and Helmand provinces.

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


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.