At least 38 armed insurgents including a local commander were killed, and 14 others wounded during operations by the Afghan Security Forces across the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense said on Sunday.
According to the ministry, 14 insurgents were killed during an army operation in Ab Band district of Ghazni province. Seven others were wounded.
The ministry said that in a separate ANA operation in Ghanikhail district of Nangarhar province four insurgents were killed and three others were arrested.
In another operation, in Uruzgan province, two insurgents were killed in Deh Rahwod district and two others were wounded.
In Afghan air force airstrikes in Khashrod and Dilaram district of Nimroz province nine insurgents were killed and two vehicles were destroyed.
The ministry also said that a local commander for the Taliban known us Mullah Salah was killed and two of his fighters were wounded in ANA operations in Chamtal district of Balkh province.
According to the ministry, another eight insurgents were killed in a clearing operation in Wardak province.
The ministry did not provide information on casualties among security forces.