13 militants killed, injured in N Afghanistan
Afghan National Army (ANA) backed with NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) killed seven anti-government militants and wounded six more on Wednesday in northern Afghan province of Badghis, said a statement of Defense Ministry released here on Thursday.
"ANA engaged militants during a patrol between Qalay-i-Naw district, capital of Badghis province, and Ghur Match district," the statement said, reported Xinhua.
"With the support of ISAF air strike, the joint forces killed seven militants and wounded six others," it said.
Separately, a roadside bombing on Wednesday killed three soldiers of the U.S.-led Coalition forces and wounded another in western Afghanistan, said a Coalition statement received here on Thursday.
"The incident took place at about 8 p.m. local time (GMT1530) when a Coalition vehicle struck an IED (improvised explosive device) killing three Coalition service members and wounding one in western Afghanistan," the statement said.
Meanwhile, the U.S.-led coalition forces said in a statement on Thursday that they have killed a total of 58 militants in two separate operations in Uruzgan province of southern Afghanistan.