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25 militants killed in Afghan raid in 24 hours

Updated: 2013-09-10 14:19
( Xinhua)

KABUL - Twenty-five militants were killed and eight others were wounded in a series of military operations across Afghanistan since Monday morning, said the country's Interior Ministry on Tuesday.  

"In the past 24 hours, Afghan National Police (ANP) conducted several joint clearance operations with the cooperation of Afghan army, National Security Directorate and Coalition Forces in Badakhshan, Kapisa, Kandahar and Helmand provinces. As a result 25 armed Taliban was killed, eight wounded and eight others were arrested," the ministry said in a statement providing operational updates.

The joint forces also found and seized weapons besides defusing several landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), it said.

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

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