Afghan police kill 40 Taliban fighters

KABUL: Afghan national police backed by the army have killed 40 Taliban militants during a series of operations carried out across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Monday.

The operations had covered Baghlan, Wardak, Logar, Kandahar, Ghazni, Nangarhar and Saripul provinces, during which 25 more militants sustained injuries and 13 others made captive, according to the ministry.

However, the statement did not mention any possible casualties sustained by the security personnel during the operations. Taliban militants have yet to make comment. NNI