50 militants killed in Afghanistan

July 24th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Fifty Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan’s eastern Nuristan province, the defence ministry said Saturday.
“Afghan commandos backed by NATO-led troops raided a Taliban hideout in Barg-e-Matal district Friday night, killing 50 rebels,” it said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

The militants had planned to attack the district headquarters. Huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including explosive devices, were seized.

The Taliban have been trying to regain control of the mountainous district.

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