Afghan soldiers, backed by NATO-led forces, killed eight militants elsewhere in the conflict-ridden country since Friday morning, a statement released by the Defense Ministry said here Saturday, Xinhua reported.
"Soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) backed by international forces during operations over the past 24 hours have killed eight anti-government insurgent elsewhere in the country," the statement asserted.
Troops during the operation, covered parts of Kapisa, Kandahar and Farah province, also seized a handful of weapons, it said.
Without revealing nationalities, the statement also said four foreign fighters were also among the dead militants.
Afghan and NATO forces have kept on pressure against Taliban insurgents as the militant group announced on April 30 to start spring offensive against Afghan and NATO-led international forces
More than 140,000 NATO and U.S. forces have been stationed in Afghanistan.