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Ten insurgents killed, ammunition seized.

Byline: Khan Wali Salarzai & Zubair Babakarkhel

Ten insurgents killed, ammunition seized

Khan Wali Salarzai & Zubair Babakarkhel - Mar 15, 2008 - 17:57

KABUL/ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan and NATO troops claimed on Saturday killing ten insurgents during different operations conducted in various areas of Kunar, Zabul and Helmand provinces.

NATO spokesman for eastern zone, Dr. Muhammad Shafiq Hamdam told Pajhwok Afghan News five fighters were killed last night during operation in the Korengal valley of the eastern Kunar province.

Spokesman informed while NATO and Afghan National Army troops were patrolling in the Aliabad area of the korengal faced harsh resistance from militants.

He added the troops asked for airstrike on the region and as a result five insurgents were killed.

NATO spokesman also informed in last evening fighting one militant was killed and another injured and seized a depot of the weapons.

In a statement emailed to this news agency from Defence ministry information office in Kabul claimed killing of four Taliban in different firefights in the Zabul and southern Helmand provinces.

The statement revealed two militants were perished and five other suffered wounds during an operation held in the Nakhon area of the Maizan district of the Zabul province.

While, two other militants were killed in a joint operation of Afghan and NATO troops in the Saeedan village of the Greshk district of the southern Helmand province, a statement added.

After the operation the troops also seized a rocket, a machinegun, 8 remote-controlled mines, four anti-personal mines, hand grenades and a large number of ammunitions placed in the region.

Hh/ajr

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