42 militants killed in Afghanistan

    By IANS,

    Kabul : At least 42 militants were killed and eight wounded in military operations in Afghanistan since Sunday, the country’s interior ministry said Monday.

    “Afghan National Police, army and intelligence agency, supported by the NATO-led coalition troops, conducted several cleanup operations, killing 42 armed Taliban militants, wounding eight and arresting 11 other suspects,” Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying.

    The raids were conducted in Nangarhar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Sari Pul, Balkh, Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Paktika, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces, it said.

    Three militants were killed early Monday when Taliban attacked a foreign forces’ base in Nangarhar province. Several trucks and oil tankers were destroyed in the attack, Afghan officials confirmed.