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22 rebels killed in Baghdad

At least 22 militants and a civilian teenager were killed by US-led coalition forces in separate operations in Baghdad.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2006 17:47 IST

At least 22 militants and a civilian teenager were killed by US-led coalition forces in separate operations in Baghdad on Saturday, an official statement said.

During an early morning operation in the north of Baghdad, the US forces killed 12 militants during an operation to capture a terror suspect and a militant.

US-led coalition forces said they also killed 10 more militants during an air strike on "an improvised explosive device factory" near al-Taji.

During an exchange of fire with the militants, the US forces injured a pregnant woman and killed a teenager in the process.

The woman was being treated for minor injuries in a nearby hospital, the statement said.

A military source also claimed that the forces destroyed rocket-propelled grenades, automatic weapons, anti-aircraft weapons, pipe bombs, and over a kilometre of detonation cord.