52 armed Taliban killed in Afghanistan

March 28, 2013 at 6:16 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 28 (UPI) -- Afghan and coalition forces in joint operations across Afghanistan killed 52 Taliban insurgents over a 24-hour period, the Afghan Ministry of Interior said.

The report Wednesday on the ministry's website said besides the NATO forces, the operations included personnel from the Afghan national police, army and the National Directorate of Security.

The campaign was conducted in Logar, Ghazni, Zabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, Kapisa, Paktika, Paktiya, Helmand and Nimroz provinces, resulting in the deaths of 52 armed Taliban members, the report said.

Additionally, 45 insurgents were wounded and another 21 were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.

Allied force also found and defused six different types of mines in Herat, Faryab and Kunar provinces, the report said.

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