Six Taliban militants were killed and six other arrested in a series of sweeping operations conducted by the national police in the past 24 hours, ministry of interior said in a statement.

The operations were launched in Takhar, Herat and Kandahar provinces with fully cooperation of the national army and the international forces, the statement said, adding that a number of light and heavy weapons along with some explosives, radio devices and two vehicles were seized in the militants hideouts.

The Taliban is yet to make comment in the reaction of this claim.