8 suspected militants killed in south Afghanistan

16:12, June 28, 2010      

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NATO-led troops during overnight operation in Kandahar province south of Afghanistan had killed eight suspected insurgents, a police officer Mohammad Shah Farooqi said Monday. "International troops raided a compound in Selo area outside Kandahar city the capital of Kandahar province last night killing eight militants," Farooqi told Xinhua.

Meantime, a man Noor Mohammad who lost his father and four brothers in the operation rejected the claim saying all those were killed are civilians. "The foreign troops raided our house Saturday night and killed my father and four brothers," Noor Mohammad told Xinhua.

He also stressed that the troops also killed three men of his neighbor.

On the other hand, police officer Farooqi rejected the claim, saying investigation would be initiated into the case to determine if the victims were civilians.

Meantime, NATO-led troops in a statement released Monday said that an Afghan-international security force killed a Taliban commander Shyster Uhstad Khan and several armed individuals in Kandahar last night.

Taliban outfit has yet to make comment.

Source: Xinhua


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