23 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan

June 24th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, June 24 (Xinhua) Afghan troops killed 23 Taliban fighters in Uruzgan province, a senior military commander said Wednesday.
“Acting upon intelligence report, Afghan troops backed by the US-led Coalition forces pounded Taliban militants in Chinartook area, killing 23 rebels including their commander Mullah Ismael Kuchi,” commander of Afghan Corps in the region General Shir Mohammad Zazi told Xinhua.

Taliban militants, who have vowed to intensify their activities this year in Afghanistan, have not made any comment so far.

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