At least 57 armed insurgents have been killed by Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the past 24 hours in various parts of the country, the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed.
The ministry stated that at least eight others were injured during the ground and air strikes conducted in as many as 15 different provinces of the country, agencies reported.
The operations were carried out in the provinces of Kunar, Helmand, Baghlan, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Herat, Ghazni, Badakhshan, Urozgan, Nimroz, Paktia, Faryab, Khost, Sar-e-Pul and Logar.
The MoD further stated that enemy shelters and weapons were also destroyed during air strikes conducted in the province of Farah.
The ministry, however, abstained from providing details on civilian or security force casualties.