Dozen Taliban militants killed in series of operations in Afghanistan

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Units of police backed by the army have killed more than two dozen Taliban militants during series of operations across the conflict-ridden Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, Ministry of Interior said in a statement released here on Wednesday.

Armed members of Amn Jirga or private militia formed to fight against Taliban and al-Qaida militants, patrol in the area where their leaders came under attack in the suburb of Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. The remote-controlled bomb attack took place Tuesday morning, apparently targeting their leader. No causality is reported. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
Taliban militants

“Afghan national police in conjunction with the units of army and National Directorate for Security have conducted series of operations in Parwan, Baghlan, Takhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Sar-e- Pul, Jowzjan, Balkh, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Paktiya, Herat, Farah and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours during which 25 armed Taliban members have been killed,”the statement said.
According to the statement, 21 more militants have sustained injuries and three others arrested during the operations.
The statement, however, didn’t say if there were casualties on security personnel. Taliban militants have yet to make comment. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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