Afghan National Security Forces have killed 18 insurgents during operations in different parts of the country in past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.
The operation were conducted in Herat, Takhar, Badakhshan, Helmand, Kunar, Paktiya, Ghazni, Farah, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Maidan Wardak, Badghis, Uruzgan, Daikundi, and Khost provinces where nine different types of Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) were also defused by the security forces, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).
17 other insurgents were also wounded during confrontation with Afghan National Security Forces while two of them arrested.
With some 350, 000 soldiers, after taking full security responsibility from NATO forces this year, Afghan National Security Forces have stepped up their operations against insurgents. According to the official data, since the beginning of this year hundreds of insurgents have been killed.