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100 militants killed or captured in Afghanistan

world Updated: Apr 15, 2012 14:34 IST
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Nearly 100 Taliban-linked militants were killed, wounded and captured by Afghan security forces in multiple operations carried out in 11 provinces in troubled south and east Afghanistan, the government said on Sunday.

In joint operations, Afghan National Police and its NATO allies killed 47 armed insurgents, wounded 31 and arrested 21 others during the past 24 hours, a statement from the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

The multiple operations were carried out across the troubled south and east region including Kabul, Nooristan, Takhar, Badakhshan, Helmand, Zabul, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Ghazni and Paktiya provinces, the statement said.

Afghan police discovered and confiscated large amount of light and heavy weapons during the operations.

The police also defused two different types of mines as a result of security operations in Herat and Takhar provinces.