13 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghanistan

November 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 13 insurgents were killed and 17 suspects detained by Afghan police during security operations over the last 24 hours, the Afghan interior ministry said Saturday.

Afghan officials often use the word “insurgents” referring to Taliban, Xinhua reported.

“Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghan army and Coalition Forces launched five joint operations in surrounding areas of the Kabul, Helmand, Uruzgan and Herat provinces,” the ministry said in a statement.

“As a result of these operations, 13 armed insurgents were killed, one wounded and 17 others were arrested by ANP,” it stated.

The Taliban were yet to make comments till last reported.

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