Afghanistan: 25 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghanistan

(The Muslim News) KABUL, (Xinhua): Afghan and NATO-led coalition forces during operations have killed 25 Taliban insurgents in different Afghan provinces over the past 24 hours, Afghan Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

"Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghan Army and ISAF ( International Security Assistance Force) forces in 14 joint operations over the past 24 hours in Kabul, Heart, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Paktia, Helmand and Khost provinces have killed 25 Taliban insurgents," the ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement joint force also captured five armed militants during the same operations besides seizing a handful of weapons and ammunitions.

Taliban insurgents, whose regime was toppled in a U.S.-led incursion in late 2001, have intensified activities since the militant group announced to launch spring offensive against Afghan security forces and NATO-led troops stationed in Afghanistan on May 1, have yet to make comments.

Afghan and NATO-led coalition forces keep up pressure on insurgents all over the country as over 290 insurgents had been killed and around 430 detained by joint forces in October alone, according the Afghan interior ministry.

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