11 Taliban militants killed, 12 others detained in Afghan operations

March 26, 2014 - 2:58:38 pm

KABUL: At least 11 Taliban militants were killed during military operations by Afghan national security forces in various provinces of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.

The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Balkh, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Ghazni, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan, reported the Khaama press on Wednesday.

Afghan national police forces conducted the operations in cooperation with the Afghan army and Afghan intelligence National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.

Interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said Wednesday that 11 Taliban militants were killed during the military operations.

The statement further added that 2 Taliban militants were injured and 12 others were also detained by Afghan security forces.

Interior ministry also added in its statement that Afghan national security forces seized heavy and light weapons and ammunition during the operations.

Afghan national police forces discovered and seized six improvised explosive device (IED) during military operations in Ghazni, Kandahar and Balkh provinces.

The IEDS were planted by Taliban militants to carry out insurgency attacks, interior ministry added in its statement. (QNA)