24 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Aug 18 : Two dozen Taliban militants have been killed and 18 wounded in "clean-up" operations in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday.

The Afghan National Police supported by the army, intelligence service and coalition forces carried out several operations in Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Herat, Farah and Helmand provinces since Saturday, Xinhua reported.

Ten Taliban men were arrested, the ministry said in a statement.

Police also found and defused 33 improvised explosive devices in Sari Pul, Wardak and Logar provinces.

--IANS (Posted on 18-08-2013)

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