8 insurgents killed in E. Afghan operations: ISAF

Kabul, June 12 (Xinhua-ANI): Eight insurgents had been killed and 14 detained in military operations since early Tuesday, the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Wednesday morning.

"Afghan National Security and Coalition Forces killed eight enemies of Afghanistan, detained 14 suspected enemies of Afghanistan and found and safely cleared nine improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours," the ISAF's Regional Command-East said in a press statement.

The operations were conducted in eastern Paktiya, Paktika, Nangarhar, Wardak and Ghanzi province, the statement noted.

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

Afghan forces and the ISAF troops have escalated operations against Taliban and other militants recently, but the insurgents in retaliation launch bombings and armed attacks.

On Tuesday evening, 17 people were killed and 50 wounded when Taliban launched a suicide car bombing against Supreme Court in capital Kabul. (Xinhua-ANI)


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