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Afghanistan : 18 militants killed

A total of 18 militants have been killed and eight others arrested in the last 24 hours across the country by Afghan police backed by NATO-led troops.



Kabul: A total of 18 militants have been killed and eight others arrested in the last 24 hours across the country by Afghan police backed by NATO-led troops, said Afghanistan`s interior ministry on Saturday.
"The national police with the support of army and the coalition forces have killed 18 militants in Badakhshan, Helmand, Logar, Khost and Paktiya provinces over the past 24 hours," reported Xinhua quoting a ministry` press release.

The release, however, did not say if there were any casualties among the security forces.

Taliban militants were yet to comment.

IANS

From Zee News

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