17 Taliban insurgents killed

May 3rd, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin  

Kabul, May 3 (Xinhua) At least 17 suspected Taliban insurgents have been killed in an operation carried out by the Afghan and international forces in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province, an official said Saturday. The operation was carried out in Shar-e-Safa district Friday. Seventeen Taliban militants were killed and three captured, Faridullah Khan, a senior police officer in Zabul, told Xinhua. There were no casualties on Afghan and the international troops, he added.

More than 450 people have been killed in insurgency related violence in Afghanistan this year.

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