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Afghan police kill 17 Taliban militants

07-30-2012 14:37 BJT

KABUL, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police have killed 17 Taliban militants and wounded five others across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

"Afghan National Police backed by army and the NATO-led coalition forces launched seven operations in Nangarhar, Kandahar, Logar, Khost and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours during which 17 Taliban were killed, five wounded and two others were arrested," the statement said.

However, it did not say if there were any casualties on security forces.

 

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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