The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan (MoD) said at least 40 militants were killed in the latest air and ground raids of the Afghan National Security Forces.
In the last 24 hours, as a result of the joint clearance operations of the Afghan security and defense forces aimed to topple down the insurgents and protect the lives and property of people, at least 33 armed insurgents were killed, MoD said in a statement.
The operations were conducted in a number of the districts of Kunar Nangarhar, Laghman, Khost, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Badghis Balkh, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.
Meanwhile, at least seven Taliban insurgents were killed including a commander of the group during a gun battle with the Afghan police forces in southern Zabul province.
The security forces also seized quantities of heavy and light weapons, during the operations, the Interior Ministry added in its statement.