NATO forces in Afghanistan claimed on Thursday to have killed more than 40 insurgents near the town of Kunduz.
Regional officials said NATO special forces in three helicopters targeted insurgents who had attacked a volunteer security force in Kunduz. The officials added that 31 insurgents were killed during the strikes.
Separately, a police chief from Ghazni province said NATO and Afghan forces killed 14 militants during their operation in the area.
The officials confirmed that no civilians or allied forces were injured in either operation.