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Afghan police kill 5 Taliban fighters

English.news.cn   2013-02-09 18:03:28            

KABUL, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Five Taliban militants were killed as Afghan police conducted operations against the armed outfit over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Saturday.

The operations, according to the statement had been carried out in Nangarhar, Kunduz, Kandahar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces during which a number of arms and ammunitions including two anti- vehicle mines had been seized.

Police also arrested 13 suspected Taliban militants during the operations, the statement contended.

Taliban militants, who have been fighting a bloody conflict against Afghan and NATO-led troops over the past couple of years, are yet to make comment.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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