Afghan forces kill 14 Taliban militants

Kabul, Feb 2 (IANS) Afghan national army units in coordination with the police have killed at least 14 Taliban militants and injured eight others in the past two days, an army spokesperson said Monday.

“Units of national army in coordination with police have killed 14 Taliban rebels including three foreign nationals in Qaisar district over the past two days,” Xinhua quoted army spokesperson Mohammad Reza Rezai as saying.
The anti-terrorist operations took place in Faryab province. Two of the three foreigners were from Uzbekistan and another one from Chechen, Rezai added.
According to Afghan security officials, extremist elements from foreign countries including Pakistan, Arab and central Asian states have been fighting alongside Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
An Afghan security personnel was killed and three sustained injuries in the operations, Rezai said.