At least 44 Taliban militants were killed following counter-terrorism operations during the past 24 hours in Afghanistan. The operations were conducted by Afghan national police in cooperation with the Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives. Interior ministry issued a statement saying that the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Sar-e-Pul, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Herat and Helmand provinces. The statement further added that 44 Taliban militants were killed, 23 militants were injured and five others were detained during the operations. Afghan security forces also confiscated various types of heavy and light weapons along with ammunition and explosives during the operations. Interior ministry said Afghan national police forces also discovered and seized nine improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during operations in Nangarhar, Takhar, Kunduz, Maidan Wardak, Logar and Paktika provinces. The statement by interior ministry did not disclose information regarding the casualties of Afghan security forces during the operations.