14 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan operations

Kabul, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 14 Taliban militants were killed during military operations in two provinces of Afghanistan, government representatives said on Tuesday.

“Members of Special Operation Force of Afghan National Police (ANP) carried out a raid in Tagab district of Kapisa province on Monday. Eight Taliban terrorists were killed and three injured in the operation,” Xinhua quoted the country’s interior ministry as saying in a statement on Tuesday.

The targeted militants were involved in several terrorist attacks, including roadside bombings and landmine blasts and ambushes against security forces, the statement said.

Three heavy machine guns, a rocket launcher, a PKM automatic gun with 6,000 rounds of bullets and 50 kg of explosive materials were recovered during the raid, the statement added.

In a separate incident, six militants were killed and five injured in an attack on an army convoy in Qush Tipa district of Jawzjan province on Monday, an army spokesman said on Tuesday.

“No member of the convoy was harmed during the clash lasting for hours,” he said.

The militant group was yet to make comments.

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