Three Taliban killed in Afghanistan

December 29th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Dec 29 (IANS) Three suspected Taliban were killed and four detained as Afghan forces and NATO-led coalition troops launched a series of security operations across the country, said Afghan interior ministry Thursday.

“Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan army and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops launched three joint operations in Kandahar, Ghazni and Takhar provinces over the past 24 hours,” Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying in a press release.

Four Taliban were detained and one other was injured during the operations, it added.

“The joint forces also seized a handful of weapons besides defusing 312 rounds of different kind of mines and uncovering 12,000 kg of explosive materials during the above operations,” the release added.

The Taliban insurgents are yet to comment on it.

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