11 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 07:50 hrs

At least 11 Taliban militants have reportedly been killed, three injured and 40 detained in the latest military operations carried out in different provinces of the country.

"Afghan police supported by Army and the NATO-led coalition forces carried out eight cleanup operations in Kapisa, Kunduz, Sar- e-Pul, Ghazni, Paktia, Farah and Helmand provinces," the Xinhua news agency quoted the Afghan interior ministry, as saying in a statement over the weekend.

"Five armed Taliban militants were killed and 23 others were detained," it added.

The police also seized weapons besides defusing four anti-vehicle mines.

In addition, six Taliban militants were killed, three wounded and 17 others were captured during a special operation launched by police in Baghlan province Friday afternoon, an interior ministry official was quoted, as saying. (ANI)

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