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At least 57 militants killed in Afghan raids

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 16:28

Kabul: At least 57 militants were killed in operations launched by the Afghan police, army and the NATO-led coalition forces since Thursday, the country`s interior ministry said Friday.

"During joint cleanup operations conducted by Afghan police, army and the coalition troops, 57 Taliban insurgents were killed, 10 wounded and four detained over the past 24 hours," Xinhua reported citing a ministry statement.

The raids took place in Baghlan, Kunduz Nangarhar, Kapisa, Sari Pul, Jawzjan, Kandahar and Helmand provinces to clear the areas from militants, the statement said.

The joint forces also found weapons and ammunition, the statement said, without saying whether any member of the forces was hurt in the operations.

Earlier Friday, the administrative chief of Dasht-e-Archi district in Kunduz province, Sheikh Saddruddin, was killed along with three others in a suicide bombing.


First Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 16:28

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