About 38 armed militants have been killed and 36 others injured as Afghan security forces launched military and cleanup operations across the country over the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.
“Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched 23 clean up operations, 23 special operations and two night raid operations in 14 of the 34 Afghan provinces, killing 38 insurgents and injuring 36 others,” the statement said, adding that five other armed militants were arrested during the above operations.
Security forces also destroyed several Taliban’s hideouts together with weapons and ammunition, the statement said.
It did not comment on the casualties of security forces side.
Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants as the war-weary Afghans have been witnessing a surge in attacks by Taliban fighters and Islamic State (IS) affiliates across the country.