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PublishDate: Monday, February 10, 201411:20

17 Taliban militants killed, 16 detained in Afghan operations

Afghan security forces also discovered and seized weapons, ammunition and explosives during the operations, interior ministry added in its statement.

At least 17Taliban militants were killed were killed and 16 others were detained during joint military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement, said the militants were killed or detained during coordinated operations conducted by Afghan police, Afghan army, and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security during the past 24 hours.

The statement furhter added that the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Paktika and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan.

Interior ministry confirmed that 17 Taliban militants were killed and 16 others were detained during the operations.

Afghan security forces also discovered and seized weapons, ammunition and explosives during the operations, interior ministry added in its statement.

According to interior ministry, Afghan police forces discovered and seized two improvised explosive device (IEDs) during separate operations in Nangarhar and Uruzgan provinces.

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