By PNA / Xinhua and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Afghan police and army, backed by the NATO-led coalition forces, have eliminated 27 armed Taliban insurgents during operations within the past 24 hours, the country ‘s Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
“A total of six armed Taliban insurgents were also detained and one other wounded in 20 cleanup operations launched in Kunduz, Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, Paktia, Farah and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates to the media.
They also found and seized weapons, the statement said, without saying if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.
The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the militant group launched an annual spring offensive dubbed “Al-Farooq” from May 3 against Afghan and NATO-led troops stationed in the country.
The insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, has yet to make comments.