“The Afghan National Army carried out military and cleanup operations, killing 53 terrorists, wounding 43 and detaining 11 other suspected insurgents over the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ANA also found and seized weapons during those operations, the statement noted.
“A total of seven ANA personnel were martyred as a result of enemy’s heavy weapons firing and roadside planted mine explosions within the same period,” the statement confirmed.
The Taliban-led violence continues in Afghanistan. Afghan security forces have pressed on clearing the militants in restive provinces as they assumed the full security charges from NATO-led troops since January first.
The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments.