AT-KABUL: As many as 13 Taliban militants were killed in crackdowns carried out by security forces in different parts of the country.
The Interior Ministry said in a press release on Monday that the Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives conducted joint military operations against Taliban militants in different parts of Nangarhar, Sar-i-Pul, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Logar, Ghazni, Paktia, Farah and Helmand provinces. At least 13 rebels were killed in the military operations, the source added.
According to the Interior Ministry, four Taliban militants were arrested and handed over to judiciaries for further inquiries. A number of weapons and ammunition were recovered by the ANP cops during the crackdowns.