Tuesday, December 06, 2011 – According to local authorities in southern Afghanistan, at least 12 insurgents were killed following joint military operations by Afghan and NATO-led international security assistance force in southern Helmand province.

Helmand provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi said, the operations were conducted by Afghan and NATO-led coalition forces in Ishaqzai, Barakzai, Tarmi and Khumari areas of Sangin district in Helmand province to clear the militants from the area.

The source further added, at least 12 militants were killed and another insurgent was detained following the joint military operations.

Mr. Ahmadi also said, there were no reports of civilian casualties during the operations.

According to provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi, Afghan and NATO forces also seized and defused at least six improvised explosive device during the operations.

Taliban militants group fighting the Afghan government and international forces yet to comment regarding the operations.


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