9 Afghan militants killed, 10 wounded in one day operations: ministry

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-2-19 15:31:20

Nine militants were killed while 10 others wounded during a series of military raids in Afghanistan within the past day, said the country's Ministry of Interior Affairs on Wednesday.

"The Afghan National Police, army and the National Directorate for Security (NDS) carried out several anti-terrorism operations in Balkh, Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces. As a result nine armed Taliban members were killed and 10 wounded over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement providing operational updates.

About 15 other militants had been captured during the above raids, the ministry added.

The Taliban insurgent group has not made comments so far.

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