26 armed insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 15:45

KABUL- The Defence Ministry said that at least 26 armed rebels have been killed and 16 others have been wounded since Afghan security forces launched operations across the country over the past 24 hours.

"The joint Afghan security forces also detained three suspected militants and those among the killed militants were 13 Islamic State (IS) fighters," the ministry said in a statement, Xinhua news agency reported.

The statement added that they also captured weapons and defused several roadside bombs and landmines planted by the extremists.