KABUL, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Some 11 militants have been killed and four wounded as Afghan security forces waged offensives across the country, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.
"Afghan army, police and personnel of intelligence agency carried out cleanup operations in Nangarhar, Kapisa, Kunar, Khost, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Herat, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Jawzjan and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours, killing 11 armed insurgents and wounding four others," the ministry said in a statement.
Among the killed was one militant of Islamic State (IS), and one Taliban fighter was killed after members of local uprising group or pro-government militias fought back armed militants who tried to destroy telephone towers in southern Zabul province, the statement said.
The Afghan air force also destroyed three vehicles, two motorcycles and a heavy machine gun after launching airstrikes on insurgents' positions in surrounding areas of Tirin Kot, capital of Uruzgan province, the statement added.
The Taliban-led violence continues in Afghanistan. Security forces have pressed on to clear the militants in restive provinces.