The Afghan Air Force conducted 20 airstrikes in support of the Afghan armed forces.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday that the airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours.

The defense ministry in a statement said the air force conducted the airsrikes to support the ground forces during the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.

The statement further added the security forces conducted the latest operations in Uruzgan, Helmand, Zabul, Faryab, Kandahar, Parwan, Ghazni, Kunar, Herat, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces.

The defense ministry also added that the security forces killed 50 Taliban militants during the operations.

The security forces also wounded 16 militants during the same operations and arrested 5 militants, the Ministry of Defense added.

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