US-led coalition kills several suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan

US-led coalition troops killed several suspected Taliban insurgents inside a compound in southern Afghanistan, and detained nine other people, the coalition said in a statement Friday. While searching a compound in Qalat district of Zabul province on Thursday, "coalition forces were required to escalate force when militants demonstrated hostile intent, killing several militants," the statement said. A woman was also wounded during the operation, it said. Nine other people suspected of links to the militants were detained during the operation, the coalition said.