At least 19 militants were killed in separate operations conducted in northern Jawzjan and southern Uruzgan provinces of Afghanistan.
The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan National Security Forces in Gogardak region, Shabarghan city capital of Jowzjan province, as a result 15 armed militants were killed and 10 others were wounded.
The clearance operation still continues against armed insurgents in Shabarghan City, MoI added.
In a separate report, Afghan National Police attacked Taliban’s sanctuaries in Nikroz village, Khas Oruzgan district of Oruzgan province. Four armed Taliban were killed and one was wounded, MoI said, adding that two Afghan National Policemen were wounded during the operation.
Both Jawzjan and Uruzgan provinces are among the relatively volatile provinces where anti-government armed militants are active in its remote districts.
The militants frequently carry out insurgency activities which comes amid rampant Taliban-led insurgency as the group announced its spring offensive earlier this month.