Thirty-four Taliban militants killed in joint Afghan operations

June 03, 2014 - 12:08:32 pm
KABUL: At least 34 Taliban militants were killed following joint military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces.
 
The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Baghlan, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Uruzgan and Helmand provinces in the past 24 hours.
 
Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan (MOI), following a statement said Afghan national police forces conducted the operations in cooperation with the Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence national directorate of security (NDS) operatives.
 
The statement further added that five Taliban militants were also injured during the operations.
 
Afghan national security forces confiscated various types of heavy and light weapons along with ammunition and explosives during the operations, interior ministry said.
 
Afghan police forces also discovered and seized four improvised explosive device (IED) during operations in Takhar, Khost and Paktika provinces.
 
Interior ministry said the IEDs were recently planted by Taliban militants to carry out insurgency attacks. (QNA)
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