41 Taliban killed in Afghan operations

September 02, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

Kabul:  At least 41 Taliban militants including their local commanders were killed yesterday following joint military operations by Afghan national security forces.

Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan, the Afghan Ministry of Interior said following a statement.

The operations were conducted in Helmand, Kandahar, Laghman, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Logar, Nangarhar, Takhar and Paktika provinces, as a result 41 armed Taliban members were killed, six wounded and 24 others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).

Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds ammunition, the statement said. Adding that Afghan National Police discovered and defused two different types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Nangarhar and Helmand provinces.