45 militants killed in AfghanistanJune 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 10 (IANS) At least 45 Taliban militants have been killed in operations carried out by Afghan and NATO-led troops, the interior ministry said Sunday.
The forces launched 10 “clean-up” operations in Kabul, Laghman, Parwan, Helmand, Uruzgan and Farah provinces, in which 33 militants were killed, Xinhua reported citing a ministry statement.
Six militants were injured and nine were captured during the raids.
The statement, however, did not say if there were any casualties among the security forces.
Eight Taliban militants were killed in a special forces operation in Bati Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province Saturday night, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the provincial government.
Four militants were killed when an anti-tank mine blew up prematurely in Jani Khil district of Pakitka province, the ministry said.
According to figures released by the interior ministry, around 430 militants have been killed, 130 wounded and over 450 others detained since May 1.
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