Five Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

March 22nd, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin  

Kabul, March 22 (Xinhua) At least five Taliban militants have been killed in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province over the past three days in operations carried out by the Afghan police, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. “The police launched a cleanup operation in Zambori Sarao area of Charchino district Thursday and so far five rebels, including three of their commanders, have been killed,” the ministry said in a press release.

Many weapons, including two rocket-propelled grenades and seven assault rifles, have been seized by the police, it said.

Militancy and conflicts have left more than 8,000 people dead in the country in 2007, while so far this year, more than 220 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Taliban-related insurgency.

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