US: 2 militants killed in Afghan raid

April 23, 2009 10:28


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International and Afghan troops killed two militants in an overnight raid in central Afghanistan, US forces said Thursday. Forces with the Afghan army and the US-led international coalition were attempting to capture Taliban militants who intelligence sources said were camping in Tarin Kowt district of Uruzgan province, a US statement said. Two armed men who threatened the troops were shot and killed, it said. No women or children were present and no Afghan or international forces were injured, it said. Separately, Afghan and coalition troops captured three suspected militants in a raid in eastern Logar province, the statement said. No casualties were reported.

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