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Afghan police kill 7 Taliban militants

English.news.cn   2013-12-08 15:27:32            

KABUL, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police backed by the army have killed seven Taliban fighters during a series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Sunday.

The operations were conducted in Logar, Paktia, Ghor, Helmand, Kandahar and Nimroz provinces during which seven militants were killed, five others injured and eight more rebels captured.

There were no casualties on the security forces. Taliban militants fighting against the government have yet to make comment.


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KABUL, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Nineteen Taliban militants were killed in separate military operations since early Friday, said the country's Interior Ministry on Saturday.

"Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) conducted several cleanup operations in Kunar, Laghman, Kandahar, Wardak, Logar and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours, killing 19 armed Taliban members. Three Taliban were wounded and three others were arrested by the ANSF," the ministry said in a statement. Full story

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Editor: Shen Qing
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