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37 militants killed in Afghanistan within day: gov't

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-4-29 15:46:49

Thirty-seven Taliban militants have been killed in deferent operations within the last 24 hours across Afghanistan, said the country's Interior Ministry on Monday morning.

"The Afghan National Police (ANP) supported by the army and the NATO-led coalition forces conducted several cleanup operations in Nangarhar, Baghlan, Kandahar, Zabul, Wardak, Ghazni and Paktika provinces, killing 37 armed Taliban over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement.

Up to 13 militants were wounded and 11 were detained by ANP, the statement said, adding the ANP also found and seized weapons and explosive during the raids.

Figures released by the Afghan Interior Ministry showed more than 230 insurgents had been killed, 81 wounded and nearly 200 others detained during operations over the past one month across the country.

The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, has yet to make comments.

On Saturday, the Taliban announced that they would start the annual spring operation codenamed "Khalid bin Waleed," the name of a general in Islamic history, from Sunday.

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