30 insurgents killed in Afghanistan ahead of vote

KABUL, Afghanistan — Up to 30 insurgents have been killed in fighting in Afghanistan ahead of this week's parliamentary elections, which the Taliban want to undermine, NATO and Afghan officials said.
The military alliance said that up to 23 militants were killed in action in southern Helmand province Monday and three in eastern Wardak province Tuesday. An Afghan official said four Taliban were killed Tuesday in southeastern Zabul province.
There were no reports of casualties among joint NATO-Afghan forces.