Afghan forces kill 3 Taliban, wounds 2

2013-01-10 11:05:06 GMT2013-01-10 19:05:06(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security forces during a cleanup operations in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province with Jalalabad as its capital 120 km east of Kabul, leaving three Taliban militants dead and injuring two others, on Thursday, an official said.

"The operations involving units of national army and police began early Thursday morning against Taliban militants in several villages of Khogyani district during which three Taliban rebels have been killed and two others sustained injuries," an army officer Neman Atifi told Xinhua.

He also confirmed that one police and one army soldiers had been injured during the operations.

The official also added that operations will continue to wipe out militants and ensure security there.

Taliban militants are yet to comment.

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