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UPDATED: 08:08, June 08, 2006
Firefight leaves 5 militants dead in S. Afghanistan
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Attack on the U.S. led coalition troops and exchange of fire left five suspected militants dead in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province on Wednesday, a spokesman of the multinational forces in region said.

"Anti-government militants attacked a patrol team of the coalition forces near Uruzgan's provincial capital Tarinkot at 12 p.m. today and our troops encountered and killed five enemies," Quentin Innis told Xinhua.

There were no casualties on the coalition side, he added.

Uruzgan, the home province of Taliban's chief Mullah Mohammad Omar, has been the scene of increasing violent attacks over the past couple of months as militants overran Chora district last week but lost in counter attack to government forces.

Four suicide bomb attacks in the volatile south and southeastern region over the past two days left five persons including the attackers dead and injured 10 others including three Americans.

Three American soldiers were also killed in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday.

Taliban-linked insurgency has claimed the lives of 700 people mostly militants over the past six months.

Source: Xinhua


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