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16 Taliban rebels killed in clash: Afghan army

Afghan forces attacked the Taliban after getting intelligence reports the insurgents were preparing attacks.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2006 11:01 IST
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Afghan government forces killed 16 Taliban insurgents after surrounding them in mountains near the border with Pakistan, an Afghan army officer said on Wednesday.

Afghan forces attacked the Taliban near the southern border town of Spin Boldak late on Tuesday after getting intelligence reports the insurgents were preparing attacks, said Afghan commander General Abdul Raziq.

The bodies of 16 Taliban were found in the morning, he said. Only one Afghan soldier was wounded, he said.

First Published: Mar 22, 2006 11:01 IST