17 Taliban militants killed in security operations in Afghanistan

February 10, 2014 - 11:26:00 am

KABUL At least 17 Taliban militants were killed and 16 others were detained during joint military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan said in a statement that the militants were killed or detained during coordinated operations conducted by Afghan police, Afghan army, and Afghan intelligence National Directorate of Security during the past 24 hours.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Paktika and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan, according to (Khaama Press). 

Interior ministry confirmed that 17 Taliban militants were killed and 16 others were detained during the operations.

Afghan security forces also discovered and seized weapons, ammunition and explosives during the operations, interior ministry added in its statement. (QNA)

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