KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Security forces operations against Taliban militants in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the former stronghold of Taliban militants 450 km south of capital city Kabul, have left two dozen militants dead over the past two weeks, deputy to provincial police chief said Thursday. "Twenty four Taliban rebels have been killed during series of operations over the past two weeks elsewhere in Kandahar province," Rahmatullah Atrafi told a press conference here.
One armed Taliban fighter sustained injuries and three others were detained, he added.
There were no casualties on the security forces, he said. Taliban militants have yet to make comment.