Afghan troops kill 16 insurgents in East
Afghan forces eliminated over a dozen Taliban insurgents in mountainous district of eastern Nuristan province, Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
"Troops killed 16 militants in Barg-e-Matal district and seized 10 assault rifles," Defense Ministry in the short statement stressed without giving more details.
Barg-e-Matal, a far-flanged district in Nuristan district was changed twice hand-to-hand between government forces and Taliban militants over the past one month.
Currently the district is at the hand of government forces.