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Afghanistan: 42 Taliban killed

Last Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 19:55

Kabul: Over 40 Taliban militants have been killed and 37 suspects detained during joint security operations in different provinces of Afghanistan in last 24 hours, the country`s interior ministry said Sunday.
"Afghan National Police (ANP), army and NATO-led coalition forces launched seven joint clearance operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Balkh, Kandahar, Helmand, Khost and Ghazni provinces over the past 24 hours," Xinhua quoted the ministry`s statement as saying.

The ANP also discovered and defused four remote-controlled mines as a result of security operation in Baghlan province`s Khinjan district, the statement added.

The Taliban are yet to comment.


First Published: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 19:55

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