Nineteen Taliban militants arrested in W Afghanistan

15:36, January 03, 2010      

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Afghan troops detained 19 militants during an operation against a Taliban hideout in Farah province west of Afghanistan on Saturday, a military officer in western region Atta Mohammad said.

"A unit of Afghan soldiers backed by NATO-led troops raided a hideout of Taliban rebels in Balablok district early morning today and arrested 19 rebels including two commanders," Mohammad told Xinhua.

Mohammad, who works for the press department of the 207th Afghan Corps in west Afghanistan, also stressed that there were no casualties on the troops.

Meantime, Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

Source: Xinhua
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