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Afghan forces kill 25 Taliban fighters

English.news.cn   2013-06-21 19:01:20            

KABUL, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police backed by the units of the national army eliminated over two dozen Taliban militants including some commanders in the eastern Nangarhar province, 120 km east of Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

"Personnel of national police backed by the army raided Taliban hideouts in Achin district of Nangarhar province late Thursday night killing 25 rebels including eight local commanders," the statement said.

Without mentioning the possible casualties of the security forces during the operations, the statement described it as a major blow to the Taliban militants, saying elimination of the insurgents has strengthen security in Achin district and adjoining areas.

Taliban militants have yet to make any comments.

Editor: Wang Yuanyuan
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