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Afghan police kill 59 Taliban militants in 24 hours


20:25, May 02, 2013

KABUL, May 2 (Xinhua)-- Units of Afghan national police have killed nearly five dozen Taliban militants across the conflict- ridden country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Thursday.

"Afghan police backed by the national army and NATO-led troops have killed 59 Taliban militants over the past 24 hours," the statement contended.

During the operations which conducted in Kandahar, Zabul, Kapisa, Paktia, Helmand, Ghazni and Pakitka provinces, eight militants were injured and 17 others arrested, the statement added.

However, it did not say if there were any casualties on security forces. Taliban militants who launched their spring offensive codenamed "Khalid Bin Waleed" on April 28 are yet to make comment.

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