25 militants killed in fresh military operations in Afghanistan
Twenty-five militants were killed in the last 24 hours during military and cleanup operations in Afghanistan, said the country's Defense Ministry on Friday.
"The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched 16 cordon operations and 12 special operations across Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, killing 25 armed militants and injuring two others," the ministry said in a statement.
Among those killed was a local Taliban commander named Toor Khan, the statement added.
The joint security forces also seized one vehicle and a motorcycle, and destroyed rounds of militants' ammunition and weapons together with three vehicles during the above raids, the statement read.
The Afghan air force conducted 109 flights in support of ground forces and launched 18 airstrikes against militants over the period.
Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants as the war-weary people are facing upsurges in attacks by Taliban and ISIL militants across the country.