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    11 militants killed in separate incidents in East Afghanistan

    GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Xinhua) – At least 11 militants have been killed, eight wounded and seven others arrested following separate clashes in two eastern Afghan provinces, authorities said yesterday.

    In one incident, 10 Taleban militants were killed after a unit of Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps, backed by air force, attacked a Taleban hideout in Googer locality, Zana Khan district of eastern Ghazni province last Saturday night, provincial government spokesman Harif Noori told Xinhua.

    A security force and eight militants were wounded during the clashes while security forces also destroyed amount of weapons and ammunition in the raid, Noori said.

    Elsewhere, one militant was killed and seven others arrested following an engagement between security forces and Taleban in Tere Zayi district of neighbouring Khost province last Friday, the command of special forces said earlier in the day.

    An Afghan policeman stands guard after a lawmaker was killed in Kandahar city, capital of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. – XINHUA

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