Afghan policeAccording to local authorities in north-eastern Bakhshan province of Afghanistan, Afghan security forces cleared the volatile Wardoj district from militants.

Police officials said the operations were conducted in 43 villages of Wardoj district.

Provincial police chief Gen. Imamuddin Mutmaeen said the operations launched three days back by Afghan security forces and ended on Monday evening.

Mr. Mutmaeen further added that the roads blocked due to instability have been reopened and the remaining militants have fled to mountains.

In the meantime a local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said around 80 militants were killed and over 110 others were injured during the operations.

In a separate statement Afghan defense ministry announced at least 9 militants were killed during military operations by Afghan national army soldiers during the past 24 hours.

Defense officials further added that the operations were conducted in Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, Logar and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.