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Air Strikes Kill 12 Insurgents in Afghanistan: NATO

Air Strikes Kill 12 Insurgents in Afghanistan: NATO

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

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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