Sunday, April 1, 2012

Afghan special forces kill 4 Taliban militants in Kunduz

At least 4 Taliban militants were killed and 2 others were detained alive following a night raid by Afghan special forces at Kolabi in northern Kunduz city.

An Afghan special forces officer speaking on the condition of anonymity said, the night raid was carried out by Afghan special forces along with the NATO elite troops and Afghan rapid reaction police forces.

A Toyota Surf vehicle and three motorcyles used by the Taliban militants were destroyed following the air raid and 4 Taliban militants were killed.

Afghan special forces officer said, the attack was carried out based on the intelligence report and the Taliban militants who were killed during the raid had recently returned to Kunduz province from neighboring Pakistan. There were no reports of civilians casualties during the night raid.

In the meantime Afghan interior ministry following a press release announced at least 12 armed insurgents were killed and injured and 13 others were detained by Afghan police forces.

The source further added, the militants were killed, injured and detained during 15 separate military operations conducted by Afghan police in conjunction with the Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and NATO-led international coalition security forces at Kabul, Kunduz, Kandahar, Helmand, Nimroz, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Khost and Paktia province of Afghanitan.

At least 11 insurgents were killed, 1 insurgent was injured and 13 others were detained during the operations, Afghan interior ministry officials added.

According to Afghan interior ministry officials, Afghan security forces also seized 501 kilograms of drugs along with some weapons, ammunitions and explosives during the operations.

In separate military operations Afghan police forces seized at least 18 landmines from Kapisa, Kunduz, Balkh, Kandahar, Herat and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.

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