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PublishDate: Wednesday, November 30, 201112:49

22 militants detained in Afghan military operations

Afghan and NATO forces also seized some weapons including ammunitions and explosive devices during the operations

Officials in the ministry of defense of Afghanistan on Wednesday said, at least 22 militants were detained following a joint military operation by Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force across the country during the past 24 hours KHAAMA reported.
According to a statement issued by the media department of ministry of defense of Afghanistan, Afghan and NATO forces also seized some weapons including ammunitions and explosive devices during the operations.
The statement further added, the clean up military operations were conducted by Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Logar, Helmand, Khost, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni and Kandahar provinces.
The statement also added, at least 22 militants were captured and some weapons including 3 assault rifiles, 1 PK-47 machine gun, 7 hand grenades, 700 rounds of PK-47 machine gun ammunitions, 5 rounds of artillery missiles, 3 boxes of rocket launcher rounds and 6 improvised explosive devices were seized during the operations.
The officials also said, at least 4 Afghan national army service members were injured during the operations in southern Kandahar and northern Kunduz provinces.
Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the operations.

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