KABUL (Agencies) Ten Afghan civilians and at least 80 suspected Taliban were killed in the latest violence in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday as US General David Petraeus formally took command of Nato-led forces in the country. The Afghan and Nato troops killed a total of 63 suspected rebels in raids against Taliban and their drug-trafficking backers in a restive part of southern Afghanistan. More than 16 tonnes of drugs - mostly opium - were also seized in Bahramcha district of Helmand province, centre of a Taliban-led insurgency and Afghanistans biggest poppy-growing region, the Interior Ministry said. Sixty-three terrorists were killed, the Ministry said in a statement, referring to Taliban-linked insurgents. The operation was successfully completed today (Sunday), the statement said. Two factories for converting opium into heroin were destroyed and a large number of weapons and ammunition were also seized in the raids, begun Friday by Afghan counternarcotics commandos supported by Nato troops, it added. The commandos also freed 14 villagers captured by rebels for allegedly working with the government while arresting 10 rebels and drugs traffickers, the statement said. A local Taliban commander and his associates were killed by a Nato airstrike in Helmands Nad Ali district Saturday, a statement issued by the provincial governors office Sunday said. At least 16 other suspected militants, including a local Taliban commander, were killed in three separate airstrikes in central province of Wardak Saturday, Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the provincial governor said. Eight civilians were killed and five others were injured in two separate roadside bombs in southern provinces of Zabul and Helmand Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Two more civilians were killed in similar attacks in northern province Kapisa and western province of Nimruz Saturday, the statement said.