14 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, April 14: At least 14 Taliban militants were killed and more than 30 injured in a “clean-up” operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Saturday.

Nine missions were launched since Friday by Afghan police and army, backed by NATO-led forces, in Nangarhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Ghazni, Wardak, Khost and Paktia provinces, Xinhua reported.

As many as 18 suspects were captured, the ministry said.

The Taliban did not comment.

IANS