KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Forty-one Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Wednesday night's operation, police spokesman in northern region Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said Thursday.
"The operation backed by U.S. Special Force in Gul Bagh village of Chardara district and Gur Tipa village outside provincial capital Kunduz city left 41 Taliban rebels dead," Ahmadzai told Xinhua.
Several foreigners were also among those killed during the operation lasted for several hours, he said, but failed to reveal their nationality.
Three militants were injured and a Taliban commander Mullah Deen Mohammad was made captive, he further said.
Four suicide vests were seized during the operation, the spokesman further asserted.
However, he did not say if there were any casualties on the security forces.
Earlier, provincial police chief Abdul Razaq yaqubi put the number of Taliban casualties 26.
Taliban militants have yet to make comment.
Meanwhile, residents in Gur Tipa area said over 20 militants were killed in the operation lasted for several hours.
Chardara and Gur Tipa areas have been regarded as the stronghold of Taliban militants in the province.
Taliban militants whose regime was toppled in late 2001 have vowed to speed up their activities this year in Afghanistan.