At least 40 armed insurgents were killed during Afghan Security Forces (ANSF) operations in the past 24 hours in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the ministry, during the operations 35 other insurgents were wounded and nine suspects were arrested.
The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kapisa, Ghazni, Logar, Khost,Urozgan, Zabul, Farah, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces, the MoD said.
Mullah Naeem a Taliban commander in Zabul province was also killed during the operations, the ministry noted.
The ministry said that in the past 24 hours the security forces have conducted 16 clearing operations, 64 special flights, 111 supportive flights and 11 air operations in different parts of the country.
No details were given about possible casualties among security forces.