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24 Taliban perish in security operations

01 December, 2012

KABUL: The Interior Ministry said 24 Taliban were killed in various security operations across in eastern Kunar and central Uruzgan provinces.

A statement from the ministry said that in the last 24-hour military operations conducted by Afghan military troops and the International Security and Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Kunduz, Jawzjan, Kandahar provinces.

Seven militants were killed and three other injured in these operations and security forces also seized heavy and light weapons plus three motorcycles.

While another 11 militants were killed in Kunar when ISAF carried out an air strike. Kunar province chief Brig Gen Euoz Muhammad Nazeri said the militants attacked Afghan National Army and ISAF convoys, and in retaliation the international troops carried out air attacks, killing 11 militants.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said two militants were killed in the clash and their fighters destroyed two ISAF army vehicles.

Meanwhile, security forces shot dead six Taliban militants in Charchino district in central Uruzgan province on Friday morning.

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