Afghan forces backed by US-led foreign troops have killed six Taliban militants and captured eight others during cleanup operations across the country over the past 24 hours.
"The national police backed by army and the NATO-led coalition force have killed six Taliban militants and arrested eight others during series of operations in Logar, Ghazni, and Herat provinces. Three militants were also injured over the past 24 hours," the Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement issued on Monday.
The statement did not mention whether there were any casualties on the side of Afghan or foreign forces.
Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan despite the presence of some 130,000 US-led forces in the war-torn country.
A recent report shows that militant attacks in Afghanistan have increased by 11 percent during the past three months in comparison with the corresponding period last year.
The figures, which the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) released on July 26, also reveal that the month of June alone accounted for the highest number of attacks in nearly two years, with more than 3,000 assaults.
The report also noted that the number of attacks -- such as roadside bombings and gunfire attacks from militants -- rose in all three months of the second quarter compared with the same period in 2011.