11 militants killed in Afghanistan

August 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Aug 6 (IANS) Eleven Taliban militants were killed in fighting with the security forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Saturday.

Twenty-four militants were captured in the operation in the past 24 hours till Saturday evening.

The operation was jointly launched by police, the Afghan army and NATO-led forces, the interior ministry said.

Over half a dozen places in the provinces of Kandahar, Helmand and Nimroz, among others, and the surrounding areas of Kabul, were targeted, the ministry said.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition was seized from the militants.

Taliban have stepped up their activities since launching a spring offensive in May against the Afghan and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.

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