As many as 111 Taliban militants have been killed during a spate of conflicts over the last 24 hours in conflict-battered Afghan provinces, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Friday, APA reports citing Xinhua.
"Following a series of government forces air-and-ground operations, 111 Taliban fighters have been killed and 79 others wounded in Wardak, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Badghis, Faryab, Nimruz, Helmand, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in the short statement.
The forces also detected and foiled 12 explosive devices planted by anti-government militants in different parts of the country to target civilians and security forces, the statement added.
In the statement, the Interior Ministry did not say if there were casualties on security personnel.
The Taliban group, which has intensified activities and occupied a dozen districts since the start of the U.S.-led forces withdrawal on May 1 from Afghanistan, hasn't commented yet.