40 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

July 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, July 28 (IANS) At least 40 Taliban were killed and 14 injured in a cross-border attack the militants launched against police checkposts in Afghanistan’s Paktika province Saturday, a government official said.

“Dozens of militants crossed the Afghan-Pakistan border and stormed Afghan border police checkposts in Nahmat Abad area of the Gomal district at about 2 a.m. local time Saturday and the police repelled the attack. As a result 40 militants were killed and 14 injured,” Xinhua quoted a provincial government spokesman as saying.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) coalition’s helicopters supported the police in the fight against the militants, he added.

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