23 suicide attackers killed, four held in Afghanistan

May 8th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, May 8 (IANS) Afghan security forces killed 23 suicide attackers and detained four others while fighting Taliban insurgents in the southern Kandahar province, Xinhua Sunday quoted the government as saying.

“Twenty-three suicide bombers had been killed and four others made captive by security forces after militants’ attacks in Kandahar on Saturday,” interior ministry spokesman Zamarai Bashari told reporters at a press conference.

At least 15 civilians, 12 policemen, two Afghan soldiers and 11 insurgents were injured in the gun battle, which lasted for a few hours, he added.

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