KABUL, Dec. 14 (Xinhua)-- Units of Afghan police backed by the army have killed 13 Taliban militants during a series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Saturday.
According to the statement, the operations have been carried out in Kunar, Laghman, Kunduz, Jowzjan and Kandahar provinces during which the troops killed 13 armed militants. They also injured four rebels and captured three others.
No casualties was incurred on the side of the security personnel.
Taliban militias, who have been fighting to overthrow the government, have yet to make comment.
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