At least 35 Taliban militants were killed and 8 others were injured in joint military operations by Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.
"In past 24 hours, 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 ministry of interior (MoI) said in a statement.
The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Ghazni and Paktika provinces, as a result 35 armed Taliban members were killed, eight wounded and nine others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.
Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds of ammunition, MoI said.
The statement also added, Afghan National Police discovered and defused seven different types of IEDs placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Nangarhar, Laghman, Balkh, Maidan Wardak and Logar provinces.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.