NATO, Afghan troops kill 5 insurgents in attacks

November 21, 2010 10:16

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO said on Sunday that international and Afghan forces killed five insurgents — some of them key Taliban operatives — in a series of attacks over the weekend.

NATO said in a statement that the troops killed two insurgents in Zabul province.

NATO said one of those killed in the attacks Saturday was a Taliban leader named Amarat accused of involvement in bomb attacks and kidnappings.

In western Farah province, NATO and Afghan forces killed two insurgents as they searched for a Taliban leader. The targeted leader was not among those killed.

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