12 militants killed in N Afghanistan's operations 

KUNDUZ, Oct. 14 (MNA) -- Up to 12 militants were killed and six others wounded following Afghan forces operations in the northern Kunduz province, an official said Saturday.

The operation was launched early Saturday in the newly established Gultipa district of Kunduz province. As a result 12 militants were killed and six others wounded, said Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, press officer of 20 Pamir Division based in the northern region.

Two villages with two key insurgents' strongholds have also been recaptured and Taliban hideouts were destroyed in the operations, said the spokesman.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment on the report.

XINHUA/MNA

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