At least nine Taliban insurgents were killed in military operations in northern Jawzjan province, military officials said late Saturday.
In addition, 13 other insurgents were killed.
The operations were conducted in Faizabad district of the province after Afghan air forces targeted the insurgents, officials said.
This comes after the insurgents increased their activities in the district and clashed with security forces.
The local officials believe that security will improve in the district after this operation.