KABUL: (MEP) – Afghan National Police (ANP) have eliminated 27 militants and injured 11 others during separate cleanup operations since Monday morning, the country’s Interior Ministry said Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
“The ANP carried out several cleanup operations in close cooperation with army, National Security Directorate (NDS) and coalition forces in Kunduz, Kapisa, Balkh, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Wardak provinces. As a result 27 armed Taliban were killed and 11 others were wounded,” the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.
“Also, during these operations, the ANP discovered and confiscated some amount of light and heavy rounds ammunition,” it noted.
The ANP found and defused eight different types of landmines placed by Taliban in Laghman, Takhar, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Herat provinces over the same period of time, the statement added.
The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency for more than one decade, is yet to make comments.