Friday, April 20, 2012

Afghan police kill 25 militants

KABUL, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police backed by national army and the NATO-led forces have killed 25 Taliban militants and wounded nine other over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Thursday.

"During the past 24 hours, Afghan Police backed by National Army and the NATO-led Coalition Forces launched 15 joint clean up operations in Kabul, Nangahar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Balkh, Helmand, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni, and Farah provinces during which 25 armed insurgents were killed, nine wounded and another one arrested," the statement added.

However, it did not say if there were any casualties on the security forces.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comment.
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