Afghan, coalition forces kill 10 militants

Afghan and US-led coalition forces killed 10 suspected militants in southern Afghanistan during several operations aimed at flushing out Taliban forces, officials said Thursday. In the Sori district of southern Zabul province Wednesday night, coalition and Afghan security forces launched operations near Mt. Zubaida, killing three suspected Taliban fighters and arresting four others, according to provincial Police Chief Noor Mohammad Paktin. Four other militants were killed and six arrested during search operations in Shingai district, he said. In addition, Afghan forces and police were attacked by militants, who killed one Afghan soldier and wounded three other soldiers, Paktin said. During the clash, three insurgents were also killed, he said.