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16 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, September 30, 2012
First Published: 11:48 IST(30/9/2012)
Last Updated: 12:08 IST(30/9/2012)

At least 16 Taliban militants have been killed in "clean-up" operations in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

Afghan police, army and personnel from the NATO-led coalition forces launched joint operations in Sar-e-Pul, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Wardak, Logar, Herat, Farah, Ghor and Helmand provinces, Xinhua reported.

A total of 22 Taliban militants were arrested.

The ministry did not say if there were any casualties among the security forces.

The Taliban did not make any comment.

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