18 insurgents killed, weapons seized
Backed by coalition troops, the forces detained another 21 fighters in Kabul, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Kandahar, Helmand, Kunar, Baghlan, Badghis and Khost provinces.
A statement from the ministry said police also seized 55 AK-47 rifles, one rocket-launcher, two machine guns, three pistols, two radio handsets, 125 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, six rounds of anti-vehicle mines, two hand grenades and 50 kilograms of explosives.
Police discovered and defused 20 kilograms of explosives, besides seizing five rounds of anti-vehicle mines, one pistol, 10 rocket launchers and three artillery shells in Kabul, Helmand, Jawzjan, Baghlan and Paktia.
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