40 Taliban militants killed

August 12th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Aug 12 (IANS) About 40 Taliban militants were killed by security forces in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday.

The anti-insurgency operations were carried out in more than half a dozen provinces, including Kunar, Laghman, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Logar, Xinhua reported.

The fatalities occurred in the past 24 hours till Sunday evening. Thirty others were arrested.

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