11 militants killed in Afghan raids within day

KABUL, (PNA/Xinhua) –Eleven militants killed in operations in different Afghan provinces since early Saturday, said the country’s Interior Ministry Sunday morning.

“In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police (ANP) conducted several clean-up operations with the cooperation of army, National Directorate for Security (NDS) and Coalition Forces, killing 11 armed Taliban insurgents and detaining six others,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ANP also seized weapons during the raids which were carried out in Farah, Wardak, Uruzgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Badakhshan, Kunduz and Nangarhar provinces, it added.

The ANP also recovered and defused seven landmines in Kunar, Sar-e-Pul and Logar provinces, the statement noted.

The Taliban, which has been waging an insurgency since its regime was toppled by a U.S-led invasion in late 2001, has not made comments yet.