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Up to 34 insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Afghan and US-led forces killed up to 34 Taliban insurgents Insurgents, in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpatters controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariff and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. Cannon.  in fighting on the border with Pakistan overnight, the Afghan government and US military said.

Security forces had been tipped off about a gathering of militants in the eastern province of Paktika and had launched a ground attack and air strikes, an Afghan government official said.

"In course of the operation 34 Taliban were killed," provincial government spokesman Hameedullah Zhohak told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .

The US military confirmed the battle and said its initial figures were that 29 militants were killed.

The troops wanted to capture a commander in the radical Haqqani network, Technical Sergeant technical sergeant
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 Chuck Marsh told AFP.

"Battle damage assessment The timely and accurate estimate of damage resulting from the application of military force, either lethal or nonlethal, against a predetermined objective. Battle damage assessment can be applied to the employment of all types of weapon systems (air, ground, naval, and special forces  is continuing but at least 29 militants have been killed," he told AFP from the US military media office in Kabul.

The network, part of the Taliban, was established by Afghan Soviet resistance commander Jalaluddin Haqqani Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani (c. 1950- ) is a Pashtun military leader known for his involvement in fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s, specially during Operation Magistral, as well as for being invited by President Hamid Karzai to become Prime Minister of Afghanistan.  but is now believed to be led by his sons, notably Siraj Haqqani, and is said to be close to Al-Qaeda.
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