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52 Taliban insurgents killed

Kabul, March 27, 2013, (IANS):

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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