23 suspected Taliban insurgents killed in southern Afghanistan

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June 24, 2009 13:18

Twenty-three suspected Taliban insurgents have been killed in clashes with Afghan and coalition forces in southern Afghanistan, an army officer said Wednesday. Authorities recovered the bodies and the insurgents' weapons after the fighting Tuesday near Tirin Kot, the capital of southern Uruzgan province, said Afghan army officer Gen. Sher Mohammad Zazai. Zazai said that Mullah Ismail, a known Taliban commander in the region, was killed during the clashes.


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