KABUL, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Altogether 47 militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan, said the country's Defense Ministry on Thursday.

"Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out operations to clean some areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan. As a result 47 armed militants were killed, 11 wounded and one was arrested by the ANSF over the last 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.

The raids were conducted in 13 of the country's 34 provinces and security forces also recovered and defused 31 roadside bombs and landmine over the period, according to the statement.

Taliban-led violence continues in Afghanistan. Security forces have pressed on to clear the militants in restive provinces.

The Taliban responds by bombing and armed attacks.