2 insurgents killed, 7 detained
The insurgents were killed during a joint offensive in the Khwajakhel area on the outskirts of Sharan, Paktika's capital, the governor's spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Mukhlis Afghan said four motorbikes, two remote-controlled bombs and a car were seized from militants during the overnight operation.
Elsewhere in the country, five rebels were detained and a large quantity of explosives and drugs seized by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in southern Helmand province.
A statement from the governor's office said 173 kilograms of opium, 25 uniforms, two machine guns, eight AK-47s, one rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), two pistols, as many hand grenades, five walkie-talkies and three boxes of machine-gun bullets were seized.
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