Afghanistan: 16 killed in ‘clean-up’ operation

At least 16 Taliban militants have been killed in "clean-up" operations in Afghanistan.

Updated: Sep 30, 2012, 11:11 AM IST

Kabul: At least 16 Taliban militants have been killed in "clean-up" operations in Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.
Afghan police, Army and personnel from the NATO-led coalition forces launched joint operations in Sar-e-Pul, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Wardak, Logar, Herat, Farah, Ghor and Helmand provinces, Xinhua reported.
A total of 22 Taliban militants were arrested.

The ministry did not say if there were any casualties among the security forces.

The Taliban did not make any comment.

IANS