22 Taliban Militants Killed during Afghan Counter-Terrorism Operations

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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

At least 22 Taliban militants were killed and 7 others were wounded in counter-terrorism operations conducted jointly by Afghan national security forces.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement that the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in Nangarhar, Uruzgan, Khost, Zabul, Kandahar, Paktika, Kunar, Parwan, Helmand, Logar and Badakhshan provinces, Khaama Press reported.

The statement further added that the Afghan National Police conducted the anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and National Directorate of Security (NDS) to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.

At least 5 militants were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces, MoI said, adding that Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds of ammunition during the operations.

"During the same 24 hour period, Afghan National Police discovered and defused 6 different types of IEDs placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Kandahar and Ghazni provinces," the statement added.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

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