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12 militants killed in Afghanistan

Published: 03rd September 2013 01:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2013 01:47 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The Afghan national police have killed 12 militants and arrested 33 others during a number of clean-up operations, the country's interior ministry said on Tuesday.

"Afghan national police, supported by the army, intelligence agency and the NATO-led coalition forces, carried out several clean-up operations in Helmand, Ghor, Paktiya, Logar, Wardak, Uruzgan, Kandahar, Kunduz, Baghlan and Nangarhar provinces over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement, reports Xinhua.

"As a result, 12 armed Taliban were killed, two wounded and 33 others were arrested," it added.

The police also discovered and defused several landmines in Laghman, Baghlan, Jowzjan and Logar provinces over the same period of time, the statement added.

The Taliban are yet to make a comment.

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