11 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 21:00 hrs

Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) Up to 11 Taliban militants have been killed, three injured and 40 detained in the latest military operations carried out in different provinces of the country, said Afghan authorities Saturday.

"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," Xinhua quoted Afghan interior ministry as saying in a statement Saturday.

"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 lunched by police in Baghlan province Friday afternoon, an interior ministry official said.

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