38 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 23 (IANS) Thirty-eight Taliban militants were killed in separate military operations launched in Afghanistan since Saturday, the Afghanistan government said Sunday.

The joint security operations were carried out by Afghan National Police (ANP), army and the NATO-led coalition forces in the provinces of Nangarhar, Parwan, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Wardak, Logar, Ghazni and Helmand, Xinhua reported.

"As a result, 38 armed Taliban were killed, four wounded and six others were arrested," the interior ministry said in a statement.

The Taliban did not comment over the deaths immediately.


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