12 militants killed in Afghanistan

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Kabul, May 11 (IANS) Twelve militants were killed in military operations launched by the Afghan army, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

“The Afghan National Army, in collaboration with police and intelligence agency personnel, carried out several military operations in separate provinces killing 12 armed militants, wounding five and detaining seven armed suspects on Tuesday,” Xinhua news agency cited a statement by the ministry.

The security forces also seized weapons, defused four landmines and confiscated a motorcycle during the raids in 12 of the country’s 34 provinces, the statement added.



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