At least 17 insurgents were killed and 8 others injured during a series of coordinated operations over the past 24 hours by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Monday.
Two other insurgents were arrested during the operations, according to the statement.
The operations were conducted in Paktia, Farah, Ghazni, Kandahar, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Herat and Helmand provinces, it added.
“During the same 24 hour period, Afghan National Police discovered and defused 13 different types of IEDs placed in Faryab, Badakhshan, Jowzjan, Balkh, Kandahar and Helmand provinces,” the statement noted.
The MoI, however, did not comment whether the security forces were harmed in the operations.