This followed eight joint operations in Faryab, Jowzjan, Balkh, Zabul, Logar, Paktika, Herat and Farah provinces, Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying.
A handful of weapons and ammunition were found and several anti-vehicle mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were defused during the raids.
Afghan officials often use the word "insurgents" to refer to the Taliban.
Kabul: Afghan army and police, backed by NATO-led coalition forces, have killed 22 insurgents and captured 33 suspected rebels across the country, the Afghan interior ministry said Monday.
First Published: Monday, October 17, 2011, 22:48