18 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

August 13th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) At least 18 Taliban militants were killed and 31 detained in a day-long operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Saturday.

The Afghan National Police, in collaboration with the Afghan National Army, the National Directorate of Security and and the International Security Assistance Force, launched 10 joint operations in Kabul, Nangarhar, Helmand, Kandahar, Zabul, Paktika, Baghlan, Paktia and Farah provinces, Xinhua reported citing a ministry statement.

Police also found and defused 13 improvised explosive devices and anti-vehicle mines. Seven AK-47 guns, six pistols, two rocket launchers, five motorcycles and a vehicle were seized.

The Taliban are yet to make any comment, it said.

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