Eight militants killed in Afghanistan
Eight militants were killed in Afghanistan after they attacked soldiers of the US-led international military coalition.india Updated: Aug 17, 2006 17:47 IST
Eight militants were killed in Afghanistan after they attacked soldiers of the US-led international military coalition, a coalition statement said on Thursday.
The coalition troops came under small-arms fire Wednesday in the Asadabad district of Kunar province and killed the eight when they responded with small-arms and machine-gun fire and grenades, the statement said, adding that its forces suffered no casualties in the attack.
The coalition also reported uncovering a weapons cache in the southeastern province of Paktika while searching what it called a militant compound in the Nika district.
First Published: Aug 17, 2006 14:21 IST