Five Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

September 20th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, Sep 20 (Xinhua) At least five Taliban militants have been killed in a gunfight with security forces in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said Saturday.Five Taliban rebels were killed and six arrested during the gunfight Friday, the Afghan defence ministry said in a statement.

Arms and ammunitions were seized from the site, it said.

At least 4,000 people have been killed in insurgency related violence till date this year in Afghanistan.

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