In Afghanistan, forty militants have been killed in military operations with security forces in different provinces.
In a statement in Kabul, Afghan Defense Ministry said that latest wave of airstrikes and military operations on the group were conducted in thirty four provinces.
It said in southern provinces, six Taliban militants were killed in Marja district of Helmand province.
A total of 11 Taliban hideouts were destroyed and 11 landmines and improvised explosive devices were defused in neighboring Nahri Sarraj district of Helmand.
Two militants were killed in Uruzgan province.
In eastern provinces, nine militants were killed in Alishing and Alinagar districts of Laghman province and five killed in Ghazni province.
In Logar province, one militant was killed in Charkh district.
In western region, eight militants were killed and six others wounded in Farah province, while two militants were killed and seven others wounded in neighboring Badghis province.
Seven militants were killed and four others wounded during a raid in northern Kunduz province, while one militant was killed in neighboring Jawzjan province.