PESHAWAR, 15 July: The Afghan security forces have claimed killing 51 militants during different operations.

A statement issued by the Afghan defence ministry on Tuesday stated that the operations were conducted in Kunar, Nangarhar, Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Paktika, Urozgan, Zabul, Helmand and Kandahar provinces on Tuesday during which 51 militants were killed and 16 others injured.

The statement added that seven Afghan soldiers were also killed during the operations and arms and ammunition was also recovered.

Afghan security forces have launched operations against militants across the country after taking full responsibility from NATO forces at the beginning of this year.

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