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3 insurgents killed, 12 detained in past 24 hours: MoI

3 insurgents killed, 12 detained in past 24 hours: MoI

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Jan 02, 2012 - 14:08

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon):  Three armed insurgents were killed, two wounded and 12 others arrested during a series of joint operations by Afghan and international forces in several provinces over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.

The operations involving Afghan National Police, Army, National Department of Security and Coalition Forces were carried out in Maidan Wardak, Nangarhar, Laghman, Helmand and Herat provinces.

The combined forces also discovered and confiscated seven AK-47 rifles with three magazines, seven anti-vehicle mines, three PKM machineguns, one pistol, two rifles, one rocket launcher, 16 heavy rounds, 14 hand grenades, one binocular, three radio handsets, one motorbike, and one vehicle.

Also, police confiscated 20 kg of explosive materials and three hand-grenades in Kabul and Kandahar provinces yesterday in separate operations, the interior ministry said in a statement.  

During the same, the 101 Kabul Zone Police confiscated 340 litres of alcoholic beverages and arrested an individual in connection with the case.

Meanwhile, police arrested a robber with an AK-47 rifle in Zaranj city, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, while seven kg of heroin were confiscated in eastern Nangarhar province, the statement said. 

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