"Afghan National Defense and Security forces launched 9 clearing operations and 89 Special Forces' operations in different parts of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Forces, also, conducted 131 freights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 9 airstrikes on enemies' sanctuaries. As a result, 121 insurgents including 10 Daesh fighters were killed, 70 were wounded and 7 suspects were arrested," the Afghan Defense Ministry said later in a statement.
According to the statement, foreign armed forces also participated in the operation, conducting airstrikes against the militants.
The militants were terminated during operations held in the provinces of Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Farah, Faryab, Ghazni, Ghor, Herat, Kunar, Nangarhar, Oruzgan and Zabul. Many militants, however, managed to escape to the other side of the Afghan-Pakistani border, TOLO reported.
A full-scale armed conflict in Afghanistan resumed at the end of June, as President Ashraf Ghani announced the end of a ceasefire agreement between the government and the Taliban. However, other radical groups, such as Daesh, still operate in the war-torn country.
*Daesh, also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS, is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.