International and Afghan troops killed 11 militants when a raid in Afghanistan's volatile south turned into a gunbattle with Taliban fighters, US forces said Friday.
Fighting broke out during the Thursday night raid targeting a key Taliban insurgent in a village in Helmand province, the military said in a statement. The forces came under fire from militants inside a compound as they advanced and returned fire.
One insurgent was captured and 11 killed in the fighting in Lashkar Gar district, west of the provincial capital of Kandahar.
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