12 Taliban killed in Afghan clash
An Afghan official says clashes and airstrikes in southern Afghanistan have killed a dozen Taliban fighters.world Updated: Aug 11, 2009 14:48 IST
An Afghan official says clashes and airstrikes in southern Afghanistan have killed a dozen Taliban fighters. Wazir Khan says the militants were killed late on Monday inside a compound in an area bordering Ghazni and Zabul provinces. Khan is an official in the Shamulzai area, where the clash happened. Khan says authorities have recovered the militants' bodies and ammunition. There were no casualties among Afghan or coalition forces.
Also in Zabul, a roadside bomb killed two Afghan soldiers. Lt. Gen. Sher Mohammad Zazai says three others were wounded in the explosion on Monday.
Southern Afghanistan is the center of the Taliban-led insurgency, where thousands of additional U.S. troops have joined the fight to try to reverse the militants' gains.