Up to fifty militants were killed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes in five provinces of the country.

Informed military sources announced Tuesday that the operations were conducted in Jowzjan, Uruzgan, Kapisa, Khost, and Helmand provinces.

The sources further added at least 31 of the militants were killed in Faizabad district of Jowzjan province during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces which were launched few days earlier.

A strike in Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan resulted in two Taliban fighters killed, the sources said, adding that a total of 18 Taliban have been killed in the same area in the past week.

A similar strike in Tagab district of Kapisa province left two Taliban fighters dead while Afghan Special Forces killed 8 militants during an operation in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar.

In Helmand, a strike which was conducted in the vicinity of Nahr-e-Saraj district resulted into the killing of three Taliban militants, the sources added.