Afghan forces kill 2 militants, arrest 8

15:37, January 03, 2010      

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Afghan forces eliminated two militants and detained eight others during a routine operation in the southern Zabul province, south of Afghanistan, a press release of the Defense Ministry said Saturday.

The operation took place in Mizan district on Thursday during which two anti-government militants were killed and eight others made captive, according to the press release.

A number of arms and ammunitions including six Kalashnikovs were seized by the troops during the operation, the press release said.

There were no casualties on the troops, it stressed.

Taliban militants, who have intensified their attacks against government interests, have not made comment.

Source: Xinhua
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