Afghanistan, July 11 -- The Afghan security forces conducted 116 Joint and Special Operations against the militant groups in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the security forces conducted 12 joint and 104 special operations to suppress the militant groups.

Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 32 airstrikes to support the ground forces.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the operations in Ghazni, Faryab, Kunduz, Balkh, Maidan Wardak, Helmand, Nangarhar, Farah, Paktika, Logar, Sar-e-Pul, Herat and Baghlan provinces.

Meanwhile, the defense ministry said the security forces killed 45 militants and wounded 17 others during the same operations.

The Ministry of Defense also ad...