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US-led troops kill 22 rebels in Afghanistan

The insurgency by Taliban rebels is at its worst since US-backed troops overthrew the Islamist government in 2001.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 13:54 IST

US-led coalition forces have killed 22 insurgents in a series of raids in southern and eastern Afghanistan, the US military said.

The raids, conducted last weekend, come as the insurgency by Taliban rebels is at its worst since US-backed troops overthrew the Islamist government in 2001.

Thirteen guerrillas were killed in a clash in the southern province of Uruzgan where two coalition soldiers received non-life threatening wounds, the US military said in a statement on Tuesday.

In neighbouring Helmand, five militants were killed in an operation by coalition forces while four more insurgents were killed in Zabul and Paktika provinces, it said.

There was no immediate comment from the Taliban about the raids.

Today in attacks in the east of the country, two US-led coalition soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb blast, while a teenage Taliban suicide car bomber died ramming his taxi into a coalition convoy.