Updated: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:15:00 GMT | By IANS

24 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Ten Taliban men were also arrested and the police defused 33 improvised explosive devices


24 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan (© Reuters)

Kabul: Two dozen Taliban militants have been killed and 18 wounded in "clean-up" operations in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday. The Afghan National Police supported by the army, intelligence service and coalition forces carried out several operations in Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Herat, Farah and Helmand provinces since Saturday, Xinhua reported. Ten Taliban men were arrested, the ministry said in a statement. Police also found and defused 33 improvised explosive devices in Sari Pul, Wardak and Logar provinces.

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