10 militants killed, 15 injured in N. Afghanistan
Afghan troops have killed 10 Taliban fighters and injured 15 others in the northern Kunduz province over the past three days, provincial police chief Abdul Rahman Syedkhili said on Thursday, Xinhua reported.
"The three-day operation covered several villages in Chardara district have left 10 Taliban rebels dead," Syedkhili told a news conference here.
There are two foreign fighters among those killed during the operation but did not disclose their nationalities.
He also said that 15 more insurgents were injured during the operation.
Militants from Arab countries, Pakistan and central Asian states, according to local officials, are fighting alongside Taliban in Kunduz province.
Three policemen sustained injuries during the three-day operation, the official further said.
Syedkhili also added that the clean up operation would continue until the area is completely secured.
Taliban militants have yet to make comment.
Chardara district has been regarded as the stronghold of Taliban militants in Kunduz and the neighboring Baghlan provinces.