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8 militants killed in Afghanistan's Wardak province

Other News Materials 15 January 2011 10:43
Afghan and NATO-led forces eliminated eight Taliban militants during search operation in Afghanistan's Wardak province, 35 km west of capital Kabul, a statement of provincial administration received here Saturday said.
8 militants killed in Afghanistan's Wardak province

Afghan and NATO-led forces eliminated eight Taliban militants during search operation in Afghanistan's Wardak province, 35 km west of capital Kabul, a statement of provincial administration received here Saturday said, Xinhua reported.

"Afghan and international forces conducted a search operation in Nurkh district Friday night but the targeted militants encountered the joint forces and the troops returned fire killing eight militants including a local commander namely Mohammad Gul," the statement added.

"No member of the joint forces was harmed during the operation, " it further said.

Taliban militants, who speed up their assaults against Afghan and NATO-led forces, have yet to make comments.

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