Afghan forces kill 100 militants in past 24 hours

Kabul: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence said on Sunday that at least one hundred militants were killed by the security forces in the past 24 hours across the country.

Tolo News quoted ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri as saying that an operation was carried out in Faryab, Kandahar, Ghazni, Nangarhar, Helmand, Maidan Wardak and Logar provinces.

He further said several weapons have also been seized.

The operation was conducted after three major militant attacks had taken place in Kabul during the past two weeks.

Since January 20, militants have stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded street and raided a military compound in Kabul, killing more than 130 people. (ANI)