Afghan forces kill 10 Taliban insurgents, detain 40
Afghan police in conjunction with national army and the NATO-led troops have killed 10 Taliban insurgents and captured 40 others over the past 24 hours, a statement of Interior Ministry released here Wednesday said, Xinhua reported.
"The national police during five independent and combined operations, backed by national army and the NATO-led coalition forces in Kandahar, Nangarhar, Helmand and Balkh provinces over the past 24 hours, have killed 10 Taliban rebels and arrested 40 others," the statement emphasized.
A number of arms and ammunitions including five assault rifles, mines and two suicide vests were also seized by security forces during the operations, it further said.
However, it did not say if there were any casualties on the troops.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comment.