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14 militants killed in Afghanistan

world Updated: Sep 10, 2011 17:21 IST
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At least 14 suspected Taliban militants have been killed and 21 arrested in police operations across Afghanistan, the interior ministry said on Saturday.

The Afghan National Police with assistance from the Afghan Army and coalition forces launched operations in Kabul, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Kandahar, Helmand, Kunar, Baghlan and Khost provinces, Xinhua cited a ministry statement as saying.

During the operations, 51 AK-47 rifles, one rocket launcher, two machine guns, two radio handsets, six rounds of anti-vehicle mines, 50 kg improvised explosive devices and 13 different types of heavy weapons were seized, it said.

The Taliban is yet to make any comment.