Conflicts leave 2 Afghan soldiers, 4 militants dead

20:29, December 22, 2009      

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Conflict and Taliban-related activities left two Afghan soldiers and four Taliban militants dead in Khost province east of Afghanistan, a press release of Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

In the first incident, according to the press release occurred in Bak district on Monday when a mine planted by militants went off, killing two soldiers and wounding two others.

In another incident in Yaqubi district of the same province Khost, militants opened fire on a patrol team and the soldiers returned fire, killing four Taliban fighters, the press release added.

Eight more suspected militants were arrested from the site, it further said, adding that there were no casualties on the troops.

Taliban militants have not made comment. 

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