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Afghan and NATO military officials say they have killed more than 20 insurgents in a joint operation in eastern Afghanistan.

Provincial government spokesman Din Mohammad Darwesh said the two-day operation that ended Tuesday night in Logar province also killed a local Taliban commander.

He said two civilians were wounded in Baraki Barak district. There were no immediate reports of Afghan or international forces deaths.

The NATO military coalition said in a statement that the troops killed 24 insurgents as part of the operation that rescued two captured Afghan soldiers. Afghan officials gave varying numbers of 23 to 26 militants killed.

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