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13 insurgents killed, 15 detained: MoI

13 insurgents killed, 15 detained: MoI

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Oct 04, 2011 - 16:39

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Thirteen militants were killed and 15 others arrested in operations during the past 24 hours in different provinces, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday.

The joint offensives were carried out in Laghman, Faryab, Parwan and Helmand provinces, where 15 other fighters were wounded, an MoI statement said.

Security forces also recovered 15 AK-47, a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), three anti-tank mines, 45 kilogram hashish, five kg heroin the statement added.

In Kabul, security forces seized a truck laden with ammonium nitrate, a chemical fertilizer used by militants in bomb making.

Three mortar shells, two anti-tank mines, one machine gun with 560 bullets, one hand grenade and a motorbike in Kabul, Kandahar and Helmand, the statement concluded.

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