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27 Afghan militants killed in fresh raids: gov't

English.news.cn   2014-01-06 18:15:42            

KABUL, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-seven militants were killed in a series of military operations across Afghanistan since early Sunday, said the country's Interior Ministry on Monday.

"Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out several anti-terrorism operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunduz, Kandahar, Zabul, Ghazni, Paktika and Paktiya provinces over the last 24 hours. As a result 27 armed Taliban members were killed, one wounded and three others were arrested by the ANSF," the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.

They also found and seized weapons, the statement said, 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, has yet to make comments.

In addition, the Afghan National Police have found and defused 27 rounds of improvised explosive devices and roadside bombs in Kandahar, Logar and Paktika provinces over the same period of time, the statement noted.

Editor: Yang Yi
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