At least 47 Taliban militants were killed following military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours. The interior ministry of Afghanistan said in a statement that at least 12 Taliban militants were also injured and 3 others were detained during the operations. The statement, carried by Afghan online newspaper Khaama, further added that Afghan national security forces confiscated various types of light and heavy weapons along with explosives including 19 improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Afghan national police forces conducted the operations in cooperation with the Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives. The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Logar and Ghazni provinces. Interior ministry did not say if Afghan security forces suffered any casualties during the operations.