Abdullah Jan, a Taliban commander, was killed along with eight of his fighters in the Nawa district of Helmand Province.
During the reciprocal operations, security forces defused 28 Improvised Explosive Devices placed on public places.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense reported, three Taliban militants were killed and five others were wounded in the Gizab district of Uruzgan Province, during ANDSF’s reciprocal attacks. Much of the weapons and ammunition belonging to the group were also destroyed.
In Nangarhar, at least 22 Taliban insurgents have been killed and seven others are wounded in the clashes with Afghan forces in the Sherzad district of the province, officials told media.
A spokesman for the Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani, told media the Taliban had attacked Afghan forces on patrol in the Kachrai area of Sherzad district.
Nangarhar is an insecure province in the east of the country, with the Taliban active in some parts, some anti-government groups are also reported to have been active in the area.