8 insurgents killed, 16 detained: MoD
The operations were conducted by Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force(ISAF) troops in Paktia, Kunar, Baghlan, Khost, Zabul, Helmand, Laghman and Kandahar provinces, the ministry said in a statement.
It said eight rebels were killed and 16 others detained with weapons during a string of separate operations.
Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and a third injured during the period in Paktika, Kunar and Zabul provinces, the ministry said.
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