Gun battle leaves three Taliban dead in S Afghanistan

10:38, March 28, 2010      

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A gun battle between Taliban insurgents and police left three militants dead in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province Saturday, provincial police chief Khayalbaz Shirzai said. "The rebels stormed the headquarters of Rashidan district in the wee hours of today and police with the support of NATO-led troops retaliated, killing three insurgents forcing others to flee, "Shirzai told Xinhua.

However, he did not say if the troops used airpower in the operation.

Taliban militants who have stepped up activities against security forces have not to make comment yet.

Source: Xinhua
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