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6 insurgents killed, as many detained

6 insurgents killed, as many detained

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Dec 27, 2011 - 14:00

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

The operations were conducted by Afghan and international troops in Kabul, Baghlan, Logar, Farah, Khost, and Paktia provinces, a statement from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

It added three AK-47 assault rifles, two pistols, 32 anti-vehicle mines and hand grenades, 500 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, 120 kg of explosives, one rocket launcher and 175 kg of drugs were seized during the operations.

Additionally, security personnel recovered five jerry cans of explosives, one rocket launcher, seven anti-vehicle mines and 24 remote-controlled mines in Kabul, Kandahar, Logar, and Kunduz provinces.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said five militants were detained in Logar, Helmand and Kandahar provinces. One pistol and two anti-vehicle mines were seized from the detainees.

Since the start of the current Afghan year, more than 1,600 militants and 470 security personnel have been killed in encounters; 98 insurgents were wounded and more than 4,150 detained in the different parts of the country.

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