The Ministry of Defense says that in the past 24 hours clashes between Afghan security force members and the Taliban militants resulted in heavy government opposition casualties.

MoD in a released statement on Monday said that at least 110 Taliban militants were killed and 81 others were wounded in clashes and counter-attacks by Afghan national defense and security forces.

The released bulletin added a large number of weapons and ammunition belonging to the Taliban were also destroyed.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the Afghan national army discovered and defused 135 mines planted by the Taliban in different parts of the country.

The skirmishes between the Taliban and government forces took place in Ghazni, Nangarhar, Zabul, Herat, Baghlan, Badakhshan, and Kandahar provinces.

The intensity of the clashes and Taliban attacks have escalated across the country.

This comes as an UN-led summit in Turkey aimed at finalizing peace efforts is reportedly scheduled before the May 1st deadline.

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