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14 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

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.

world Updated: Apr 16, 2012 09:55 IST
IANS

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.

First Published: Apr 14, 2012 16:28 IST