Afghan troops kill 14 militants in Taliban hotbed

18:58, June 08, 2010      

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Afghan forces backed by NATO-led troops during an overnight operation against Taliban hideout eliminated more than a dozen militants in Taliban hotbed Kandahar province, provincial administration said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The combined forces launched an assault against Taliban positions in Zanton area of Mianshin district Monday night killing 14 insurgents," the statement said, adding that six more militants were injured during the operation.

It also said that the joint forces discovered a weapons cache in the area.

In separate incident, according to the statement, a child was killed and another child was injured as a roadside bomb went off in Arghandab district of Kandahar province on the same day Monday.

On the same day, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack killed a foreign soldier with the NATO-led forces, it said, adding that the incident occurred while Afghan and NATO forces were on a routine foot patrol in Salawat village of Panjwai district.
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