Troops detain 11 militants in W Afghanistan

10:13, January 13, 2010      

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Afghan forces backed by the NATO-led international troops have raided Taliban hideouts in Shindand district of Herat province and arrested 11 insurgents, a local official said Tuesday.

"Afghan and international troops launched a cleanup operation in Shindand on Monday and detained 11 rebels including their commander," governor of Shindand district Lal Mohammad Omarzai told Xinhua.

One Taliban fighter sustained injuries during the operation, he said.

There were no casualties on the troops, he stressed.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

Source: Xinhua
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