World Bulletin / News Desk
19 Taliban fighters were killed in the last 24 hours in military operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan, along with one soldier fatality from an explosion, officials said.
According to a Defense Ministry statement, 8 militants were also captured during operations in the last 24 hours in the eastern province of Paktia and northern province of Faryab.
The military forces seized a considerable amount of explosives and 23 motorcycles. They defused 42 bombs in different regions that were placed by the Taliban on roadsides.
According to officials, a roadside bomb exploded in the northeastern province of Kunar killing one Afghan soldier.
After the Taliban seized some areas in Faryab's Qaysar district a week ago, violence erupted in Afghanistan last week which resulted in more than 30 Taliban rebels being killed in clashes between the Afghan army and the Taliban.Last Mod: 23 Nisan 2014, 11:05