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52 Taliban insurgents killed

Kabul, March 27, 2013, (IANS): 15:07 IST

Up to 52 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 45 wounded in operations in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

The Afghan National Police (ANP) in partnership with the army and the NATO-led coalition forces conducted several cleanup operations in Logar, Ghazni, Zabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, Kapisa, Paktika, Paktiya, Helmand and Nimroz provinces, Xinhua reported.

"As a result, 52 armed Taliban were killed, 45 wounded and 21 other armed Taliban were arrested," a ministry statement said.

The ANP also seized weapons and defused several bombs, the statement said, without saying if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.

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