Afghan insurgents killedAt least 40 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others were injured following military operations by Afghan national security forces in various provinces of the country.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) following a statement said, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Kunduz, Takhar, Baghlan, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Logar and Helmand provinces.

As a result of the operations at least 40 armed Taliban members were killed, 15 wounded and 11 others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces, the statement said.

Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds ammunition, the statement added.

Afghan National Police discovered and defused an improvised explosive device (IED) during the operation in Paktika province.

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

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