11 militants killed, 14 arrested in Afghanistan

KABUL (Xinhua) – At least 11 militants have been killed and 14 others arrested by Afghan army personnel as fighting rages in the country, military sources said yesterday.

“Eleven terrorists were killed and 10 others arrested following Afghan Air Force airstrikes and a military operation in Andar district, Ghazni province Friday,” Afghan Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Afghan army personnel also seized weapons and ammunition after the raid in Andar, the statement noted.

In addition, four militants were arrested after Special Operations Corps of the Afghan army conducted a raid against a Taleban hideout, being used as a guest house in Chahar Bolak district of northern Balkh province overnight, spokesman of army Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region Hanif Rezai told Xinhua.