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20 Militants Killed in Afghanistan Operations


20 Militants Killed in Afghanistan Operations

Afghan and international forces say they have killed 20 suspected militants during operations in southern Afghanistan.

Other suspected militants have been detained.

NATO says one suspect was detained Monday in a compound in Kandahar province that was used by the Taliban to supply explosives, weapons and ammunition to other militants in the area.

An Afghan border police commander says more than a dozen militants were killed and several detained Sunday in Kandahar's Shorabak district.

Also Sunday, NATO says soldiers in Helmand province detained a suspected militant commander, Haji Khan Mohammed, accused of running drug operations that provide financial support to insurgents throughout southern Afghanistan.

In Zabul province Sunday, Afghan and international forces reported killing several suspected militants in an exchange of gunfire. No security force members were reported killed.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.