13 insurgents killed in Afghanistan

August 4th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Aug 4 (IANS) At least 13 Taliban militants have been killed and 16 detained by Afghan police, said Afghanistan’s interior ministry Thursday.

“Afghan National Police (ANP), with the assistance of the coalition forces, launched eight joint operations over the past 24 hours in Kandahar, Helmand, Paktia, Farah, Kunduz and Zabul provinces,” Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying in an official statement.

During the raids, ANP also seized five AK-47 guns, a grenade launcher, a satellite radio and various pieces of ammunition.

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