Kabul: At least forty-six militants were killed within a day in clashes with security forces and in airstrikes across Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.

“Afghan security and defence forces conducted several military and cleanup operations, killing forty-six militants, injuring twenty-four and detaining four others,” Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.

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Besides seizing arms and ammunition, the forces killed a member of Haqqani network, Khalil, and thirteen Islamic State militants during raids.

The official also confirmed the loss of eleven army personnel over the same period.