Afghanistan: Troops kill 10 suspected Taliban

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July 13, 2007 14:19

 
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NATO-led and Afghan troops clashed with Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan on Friday, leaving 10 suspected militants dead, an Afghan army officer said. Militants were killed following the battle in Gereshk district, in Helmand province, where another 20 suspected militants died in clashes and air strikes Thursday, said Maj. Gen. Muhiddin Ghori of the Afghan National Army. A NATO and Afghan army soldier were wounded during the battle, Ghori said. He did not release the nationality of the wounded NATO soldier. In the southern Zabul province, militants attacked police patrol on the main highway linking Kabul to the country's south, leaving two officers wounded Thursday, said Ghulam Jailani, a highway police commander in Zabul.

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