6 militants killed in Afghanistan over past 24 hours

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-12-25 15:44:37

Six militants have been killed and nine others detained in military operations over the last 24 hours, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

"Afghan National Police (ANP) together with the army and the NATO-led coalition forces carried out six cleanup operations in Kunar, Nangarhar, Khost, Helmand and Nimroz provinces, killing six armed Taliban insurgents and detaining nine others over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in daily operational updates.

The ANP also seized weapon and more than 900 kg opium, the statement said.

Figures released by the Interior Ministry showed more than 80 insurgents had been killed and nearly 143 others detained since December 1 during military operations across the country.

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