US-led forces kill several militants in Afghanistan

August 16th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Taliban
Kabul, Aug 16 (Xinhua) The US-led coalition forces have killed several militants in an operation in the Afghan province of Kapisa, some 80 km away from capital here, said a coalition statement Saturday, without specifying the number of the dead. During a search operation targeting a Taliban commander in a compound in Tag Ab district Friday, armed militants engaged coalition force, who responded with airstrikes and small-arms fire.

Several militants were killed in the operation, the statement said.

Conflicts and spiralling insurgency have claimed more than 2,500 lives so far this year in Afghanistan.

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