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57 militants killed in Afghanistan
August 30, 2013, 11:46 am


NATO-led foreign troops are due to leave Afghanistan by the end of next year [AP]

Up to 57 militants have been killed in operations launched by the Afghan police, army and NATO-led coalition forces, confirmed the country’s Interior Ministry on Friday.

“During joint cleanup operations conducted by Afghan police, army and the coalition troops, 57 Taliban insurgents were killed, 10 wounded and four others detained over the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a daily briefing.

The statement from the Afghan ministry said the raids took place in Baghlan, Kunduz Nangarhar, Kapisa, Sari Pul, Jawzjan, Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

The joint forces also found weapons and ammunition, added the statement.

Meanwhile, a suicide attack at a mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province killed a district governor and three others on Friday.

Presidential elections will be held in Afghanistan in April next year.

NATO-led foreign troops are due to leave to leave the country by the end of 2014.

Source: Agencies