Afghanistan: 5 militants killed in air strike near Pakistan

October 9, 2007 08:13

A NATO air strike on militants planting a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan left five suspected insurgents dead, officials said Tuesday. The strike happened as the group was spotted digging on the road and laying a roadside bomb in Bermel district, in Paktika province late Sunday, said Sgt. 1st Class Dean Welch, a US-led coalition spokesman.

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