Kabul: NATO says joint raids with Afghan forces have killed at least three and captured 11 Taliban commanders and facilitators who provided logistical support and weapons to insurgents.
Friday`s statement from the coalition says an operation earlier this week in Bakwah district in Farah province resulted in the killing of a senior insurgent leader and two of his commanders, as well as a "number of additional insurgents."
Early on Friday, NATO and Afghan troops captured 11 Taliban fighters or sympathizers in five separate operations across the country.
Nighttime kill-and-capture raids, in which a number of civilians have died, have become a flashpoint for anger over foreign meddling in Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai has demanded that foreign troops stop breaking into homes.