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14 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

world Updated: Apr 16, 2012 09:55 IST

At least 14 Taliban militants were killed and more than 30 injured in a "clean-up" operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said on Saturday.

Nine missions were launched since Friday by Afghan police and army, backed by NATO-led forces, in Nangarhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Ghazni, Wardak, Khost and Paktia provinces, Xinhua reported.

As many as 18 suspects were captured, the ministry said.

The Taliban did not comment.