Afghan police have killed nine Taliban militants and injured eight others during a series of operations over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released in Kabul on Wednesday.

The operations, according to the statement, were conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Nimroz provinces during which six more insurgents were made captive.

There were no casualties on police side, the statement asserted. Taliban militants are yet to comment.

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