Afghan forces kill 50 insurgents

10:30, July 25, 2010      

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Afghan forces killed 50 Taliban insurgents in the eastern Nuristan province, a press release of Defense Ministry said in Kabul on Saturday.

"Afghan commandos backed by NATO-led troops raided Taliban hideout in Barg-e-Matal district Friday night killing 50 rebels," the press release added.

It also added that the insurgents were gathered to storm the district headquarters.

Huge quantity of arms and ammunition including explosive devices and thousands of different kinds of bullets were seized by the troops during the operation.

Barg-e-Matal a mountainous district has been changed twice between Taliban militants and government troops over the past two months.

The militants have been attempting to regain it. Jamaludin Badar the governor of Nuristan province asked central government on Friday to reinforce troops to repel Taliban attack there.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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