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15 militants killed in Afghan operations: gov't

English.news.cn   2012-11-06 14:40:10            

KABUL, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Afghan forces and the NATO-led coalition troops have killed up to 15 Taliban militants in different operations within the last 24 hours, the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said Tuesday morning.

"Afghan National Police (ANP) supporting by army and the NATO- led coalition troops have killed 15 armed Taliban insurgents in 12 cleanup operations in Laghman, Kapisa, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Ghazni and Khost provinces within the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement.

The ANP also arrested 11 armed militants besides finding and seizing weapons, the statement added, without saying if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.

The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, have yet to make comments.

Editor: Hou Qiang
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