Coalition air strikes killed at least nine Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan Sunday, Afghan and coalition officials said.
Coalition aircraft were called in to bomb a suspected Taliban hideout in the Joshali area of Sangin district in southern Helmand province, said provincial Police Chief Ghulam Nabi Malakhail. He said at least nine fighters were killed including a Taliban area commander, Mullah Tur Jan.
Military spokesman Maj. Quentin Innis confirmed the attacks, saying the coalition estimated there were 12 to 15 insurgents killed.
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