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23 militants killed in Aghanistan

Posted on Feb 14, 09:52PM | IANS

Kabul, Feb 14 : Up to 23 Taliban militants have been killed and 13 detained in security operations carried out in different Afghan provinces since Wednesday, Afghanistan's interior ministry said Thursday.

"Afghan National Police (ANP) supported by army and the NATO-led coalition forces conducted nine cleanup operations in Kunar, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunduz, Uruzgan, Wardak, Helmand and Khost provinces," reported Xinhua citing a government statement.

The ANP also found weapons besides defusing 19 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), it added.

The Taliban were yet to make any comment.