Kabul: At least 35 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out operations in Nangarhar, Balkh, Kandahar, Wardak, Paktiya, Helmand and Kapisa provinces, Xinhua reported citing the statement.

At least 18 militants were wounded and two others arrested by the ANSF, the statement said.

The security forces also recovered and defused four roadside bombs planted by the militants.

The statement, however, did not disclose if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.

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