The U.S. military says coalition forces have killed 25 militants and arrested 10 more during a series of raids across Afghanistan.

A military statement says 15 militants were killed Wednesday during a raid on suspected militants in the southern city of Kandahar.

The U.S. says two other operations took place in southeastern Afghanistan, where ten militants were killed in separate raids.

Elsewhere, government officials say unknown gunmen killed five police officers in southern Helmand province.  Authorities suspect fellow police officers linked to the Taliban may have taken part in the deadly attack.  Five other police officers also went  missing.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.