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Over 100 rebels killed, Afghan government says

world Updated: May 31, 2008 19:40 IST
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Taliban-linked militants

Afghan authorities said Saturday they have killed more than 100 Taliban-linked militants in an operation to retake a remote district from the rebels in southwestern Afghanistan.

The rebels were killed during two days of operations by Afghan security forces and their international allies in Bakwa, a remote district in southwestern province of Farah, the interior ministry said.

"During two days of operations more than 100 enemies of peace and stability were killed," ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary told AFP, adding that the district was recaptured from the rebels on Friday.