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32 Taliban killed in Afghan clashes

world Updated: Sep 03, 2008 18:29 IST
32 Taliban fighters

Afghan officials say 32 Taliban fighters were killed in two separate clashes with Afghan and foreign troops in southern Afghanistan.

Ghulam Jailani Khan, police chief of Zabul province, says 22 Taliban were killed in a clash in the province's Naw Bahar district on Tuesday.

Khan says seven Arab fighters were among the dead. Mohammad Hussein Andiwal, the police chief of Helmand province, says another 10 militants died in clashes with Afghan and foreign troops in Nad Ali district. The clash happened on Tuesday evening. Southern Afghanistan is the center of the Taliban-led insurgency.