KABUL, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police in coordination with the national army and the NATO-led troops have killed 36 armed Taliban militants across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Saturday.
During the operations which had been carried out in Nangarhar, Baghlan, Zabul, Logar and Paktia provinces, five more militants sustained injuries and four others made captive.
Police have also discovered and defused 31 different types of anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines placed by the militants for destructive activities in Parwan, Kandahar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces.
However, it did not say if there were any casualties on the security forces. Taliban militants have not made any comments.