Five insurgents killed by NATO and Afghan forces
By Ghanizada - Sat Sep 03, 3:55 pm
Saturday, September 03, 2011 – According to an statement issued by Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan on Saturday, at least five militant insurgents were killed and 24 others were detained during a joint operation by Afghan National Army, backed by the NATO-led coalition forces over the past 24 hours.
The statement further added, “Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel killed five terrorists and captured 24 others during several joint operations in Nangarhar, Wardak, Khost, Ghazni, Helmand and Herat provinces over the past 24 hours.”
The officials in the statement also said, security forces also seized and defused three improvised explosive device (IED) in addition to two machine guns and six motorbikes.
According to the statement, at least one Afghan National Army soldier was killed and four others were injured following separate incidents in the southern Helmand province and eastern Paktia provinces at the same timeframe.
The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the militant group announced to launch a spring offensive from May 1 against Afghan and NATO-led troops stationed in Afghanistan.