7 militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

16:37, September 27, 2010      

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Seven Taliban militants were killed in two separate incidents Sunday night in country's eastern Paktika province, spokesman of provincial administration said Monday.

"In the first incident, four militants including a group commander Gul Mohammad were killed as warplanes of international troops pounded their position in Mata Khan district late Sunday," Mukhlis Afghan told Xinhua.

He said, Gul Mohammad was a homemade and roadside bombs expert and was involved in organizing of dozens of roadside bombings targeting security forces in the province.

Three other militants, in separate incident, were killed in Waza Khwa district, he further said.

"A group of militants stormed police outpost in Waza Khwa district but police repelled the attack, killing three rebels," Afghan added.

No police or civilians were injured in the incidents, he emphasized.

Taliban militants, who vowed to intensify attacks against Afghan and international forces, have yet to make comments.

Source: Xinhua


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