Afghan forces kill 16 militants

10:26, May 18, 2011      

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Afghan soldiers, backed by NATO-led forces, during cleanup operations killed 16 insurgents in Paktika province 155 km southeast of capital city Kabul over the past two days, spokesman for provincial administration said on Tuesday.

"Based on intelligence a unit of joint Afghan and international troops launched a cleanup operation in Mata Khan District Tuesday morning leaving four rebels dead," Mukhlis Afghan told Xinhua.

In separate operation a day earlier on Monday the combined forces killed 12 militants in the neighboring Urgun district, he said.

The forces also found a handful of weapons throughout the raids, he added.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comments.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the armed outfit announced April 30 to start spring offensive from May 1.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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