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KABUL, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) — Afghan and NATO-led forces during operations have eliminated 27 insurgents and detained 14 in different parts of the country over the past 24 hours, Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
“Afghan National Police (ANP), backed by army and Coalition forces, launched nine joint operations in surrounding areas of Kabul, Parwan, Helmand, Wardak, Ghazni, Uruzgan and Khost province over the past 24 hours,” said the statement.
In another development, two insurgents were killed and another was injured when their bomb exploded prematurely in southern Uruzgan province on Friday night.
“Three insurgent were planting a roadside bomb to attack security forces in Mirabad area of Uruzgan’s provincial capital Tirin Kot but their explosive went off prematurely killing two insurgent on the spot,” a police spokesman in the province, Farid Haeel told Xinhua, adding the injured militant was detained by police.
Afghan and ISAF officials often use the word “insurgents” for referring to Taliban insurgents.