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Air Strikes Kill 12 Insurgents in Afghanistan: NATO

Air Strikes Kill 12 Insurgents in Afghanistan: NATO

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Two air strikes in eastern Afghanistan killed a dozen insurgents, including a top Taliban commander, NATO and Afghan officials said Saturday.

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The police chief of Kunar’s Shigal district, where the attacks took place, said most of the militants were from neighbouring Pakistan and included a Taliban leader.

Afghan and Pakistani Taliban Islamists both operate along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Last week, around two dozen militants were killed in NATO air strikes in Chapa Dara district of Kunar as they gathered for a public execution.

NATO has some 130,000 troops in Afghanistan helping the government of President Hamid Karzai fight the Taliban insurgency.


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