Islamic State (Representative image) Photograph:( Others )
More than 70 militants inclusing 14 belonging to the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) have been killed in operations by the Afghan security forces in the past 24 hours, reports said on Saturday.
In addition to that 34 other insurgents received injuries in the operation.
In a statement, the Ministry of Defense said that the operation was carried out in Faryab, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Farah, Badghis, Jawzjan and Helmand provinces.
The statement said 41 militants were killed in Faryab's Pashtun Kot, Sharin Tagab and Kohistan districts and another 17 were injured. Some weapons and ammunitions were also destroyed.
No insurgent group has commented on the incident so far.