Taliban insurgents AfghanistanA key leader of the Taliban group involved in recruitment of militants for the group has been killed along with 47 others in the latest counter-terrorism operations.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Mawlavi Abdul Wahab was killed along with 9 others and 16 more were wounded during a raid in Marjah district of Helmand.

According to a statement by MoD, at least 39 others were killed in separate operations conducted in Kunduz, Takhar, Ghani and Khost provinces.

The statement further added that 7 militants were killed in the outskirts of Kunduz city and 3 others were wounded, while 5 militants were killed in Eshkamish district of Takhar and 3 more were wounded.

MoD further added in its statement that 5 militants were killed in separate raids in Moqor district of Ghazni and Nader Shah Kot district of Khost province.

According to MoD, at least 2 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces also lost their lives during the same military operations.

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