September 1, 2007


At Least 40 Militants Killed in Afghanistan (VOA News, 01 September 2007)

U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan say police and international troops killed at least 40 suspected insurgents in three raids across the country Friday.

A statement Saturday says a combined force was on a combat patrol in Helmand province when insurgents attacked with guns, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The statement says about 20 insurgents were killed in the battle that followed.

In raids targeting villages near the border with Pakistan, coalition forces say they killed more than 20 militants, and detained 11 others.

Another operation in central Ghazni province targeted militants who were assisting foreign fighters. Security sources say several fighters were killed, and six detained.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 1, 2007 6:41 AM
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