11 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, April 1 (IANS) At least 11 Taliban militants were killed, 13 were arrested and 35 surrendered in a countrywide operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Police, army and NATO-led forces launched 15 operations in 10 provinces, Xinhua reported.
A total of 35 Taliban men surrendered to the government in the western province of Herat, 640 km west of Kabul.
According to the government, over 3,000 Taliban men have laid down arms over the past one year.

11 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 29 (IANS) Afghan forces backed by NATO troops killed 11 Taliban militants, including their commander, during an overnight operation in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province, police said Saturday.

‘Afghan troops backed by Special Forces raided a compound in Baba Saqa area last night after intelligence information indicated insurgent activity there, killing 11 enemies including their commander Mullah Jabbar Gujar,’ Xinhua quoted deputy provincial police chief Sayed Jamaludin as saying.

The combined forces had asked the militants to surrender, but they refused to lay down their arms, he said, adding that no civilians were hurt in the operation.