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14 insurgents killed, 33 detained

14 insurgents killed, 33 detained

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Dec 12, 2011 - 14:40

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Fourteen insurgents were killed and 33 others arrested during joint operations in different provinces over the past 24 hours, defence and interior ministries said on Tuesday.

The operations were conducted by Afghan and NATOinfo-icon-led troops in Kunar and Zabul, provinces, said a statement from the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

Fourteen rebels were killed and 11 others detained during the offensives. Eighteen weapons, including AK-47 assault rifles, one machine gun, four pistols, six anti-vehicle mines, eight hand grenades, 70 kilograms of explosives, and four motorbikes were seized

Additionally, security personnel seized six anti-vehicle mines, two explosives-laden jerry cans, and one BM1 shell in Nangarhar, Baghlan and Kandahar provinces.

According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), 21 militants were detained in Kunar, Zabul, Nangarhar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces.

Eleven different kinds of weapons, 14 anti-vehicle mines, 200 primers, 13 sacks of explosives, and 10 bags of hashish were recovered in Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces, the ministry.

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