5 Taliban militants killed, 10 injured in Afghanistan
Afghan security forces backed by NATO-led troops, in efforts to root out militants in the northern Kunduz province, kicked off a three day offensive that concluded on Monday, killing five Taliban militants and injuring 10 others, a statement of Interior Ministry said Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
"A joint cleanup operation launched by Afghan National Police, Army and Coalition troops was launched on Saturday and ended on Monday in Nahri Sufi area of Chardara district. As a result five enemies of peace and stability were killed and 10 other enemies were injured,"the statement said.
It said that no casualties were inflicted to combined forces.
Kunduz and neighboring Baghlan province in north Afghanistan have been the scene of increasing militancy over the past several months.
Earlier this month, three foreigners and two Afghan police were killed while Taliban militants attacked a guest house run by a U.S. organization in the Kunduz city, the capital of the same name province. Six suicide bombers were also killed in the blasts.
However, the Taliban outfits who largely have been relying in suicide and roadside bombings have yet to make comments.