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26 Taliban fighters reported killed

Dec. 1, 2012 at 7:02 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- At least 26 Taliban fighters were killed in a 24-hour period in seven joint operations, Afghan officials said Saturday.

The operations were carried out by Afghan police working with the intelligence services, the military and NATO coalition forces, Khaama Press reported. Officials in the Interior Ministry said weapons were seized and 14 Taliban militants detained.

The Taliban released their own statement, saying only three of their fighters had been killed and five injured. The statement said Afghan forces suffered heavy casualties.

Officials also said seven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan. Another bomb killed a soldier in Kunar province.

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