Coalition forces kill 10 militants in Afghanistan

November 26th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanKabul, Nov 26 (Xinhua) The US-led coalition forces killed 10 militants and detained four during anti-insurgency operations in eastern Afghanistan, a coalition statement released here Wednesday said.Coalition forces in the operation targeting a senior Taliban commander in the Zormat district of Paktia province engaged and killed five militants, the statement said.

During another operation in Sabori district of the province, the forces killed another five militants and seized a large cache of arms and ammunition, it said.

On Mondahy, the coalition forces killed six militants and detained 12 during operations against Hizb-e-Islami Gulbuddin and Haqqani terror networks.

Spiralling conflicts and Taliban-linked insurgency have claimed more than 5,000 people, mostly militants, so far this year in strife-torn Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents have vowed to intensify assaults against interests of Afghan government and international troops before the onset of winter.

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