At least 19 Taliban militants were killed and 11 others were wounded in counter-terrorism operations conducted jointly by Afghan national security forces.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement that the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in Kunduz, Faryab, Badakhshan, Sar-e-Pul, Ghazni, Herat and Ghor provinces, Khaama Press reported.
The statement further added Afghan National Police conducted the 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.
At least 5 militants were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces, MoI said, adding that Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds of ammunition during the operations.
"During the same 24 hour period, Afghan National Police discovered and defused 32 different types of IEDs placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Faryab, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak and Helmand provinces," the statement added.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.