The offensive by the Afghan security forces against the anti-government armed militants in northern Baghlan province concluded with the death of at least 79 militants.
According to security officials in northern Afghanistan, the operations were conducted in Baghlan-e-Markazi and Dahan-e-Ghori districts.
A commander of the 209 Shaheen Corps in northern Afghanistan, Gen. Ghulam Farooq Ahmadi, said 143 villages were cleared from militants during the operations which were launched a month ago.
He said at least 79 militants were killed, 92 were wounded and 25 others were arrested during the operations.
Gen. Ahmadi also added that the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan police and army forces and at least three Afghan soldiers lost their lives and 9 others were wounded.
Baghlan is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militants are actively operating in a number of its remote districts and often carry out insurgency activities.