More than 150 militants have been killed on various fronts across Afghanistan during the last 48 hours, the Afghan security establishment announced on Saturday.
According to the Ministry of Defense, a total of 127 suspected militants were killed across the country in the past 48 hours. Another 16 militants were reported dead by the Ministry of Interior.
Subhanqul Ibrahimi, spokesman for the provincial police department, said Saturday that some 34 militants were also killed in Almaar, Qiasaar and Garziwan districts.
The Afghan Ministry of Defense also claimed in a statement on Saturday that the Nawzad district in southern Helmand province had been reclaimed two days after the Taliban overran it.
Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousef Ahmadi, however, dismissed the reports and claimed that the district remained in its control.