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PublishDate: Wednesday, December 7, 201110:54

3 militants killed 27 detained in Afghan army operations

The operations were conducted in southern Kandahar, Helmand, Herat and Paktiya province.

Officials in the ministry of defense of Afghanistan following a statement said, at least three militants were killed and 27 other suspects were detained by Afghan security forces following military operations across the country during the past 24 hours KHAAMA reported.
The source further added, the operations were conducted in southern Kandahar and Helmand provinces, western Herat province and eastern Paktiya province during the past 24 hours.
According to the statement, Afghan security forces seized some weapons and ammunitions including an AK-47 assault rifle and explosives from Nawa district eastern Ghazni province.
Afghan security forces also seized at least 12 improvised explosive devices including two hand grenades and motorcycle from the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province and motorcycles used by militants from southern Helmand province.
Officials in the ministry of defense of Afghanistan also said, at least two Afghan national army soldiers were injured during the operations in Panjwai and Greshk districts of southern Kandahar and Helmand provinces.
Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the operations.

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