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Several militants killed, wounded in Kunar offensive: official

Several militants killed, wounded in Kunar offensive: official

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Mar 30, 2011 - 20:39

ASADABAD (PANinfo-icon): Foreign troops killed and wounded a number of militants during a search operation in two districts of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday.

The operation was conducted in Marawora and Sarkano districts on Tuesday, Sabawon Hotak, a spokesman for foreign troops in the east told Pajhwok Afghan News. However, he did not provide the figures.

An airstrike of foreign troops targeted a group of 20 militants near the Pakistani border, Sabawon said, adding several militants were killed and their training centre was destroyed.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, confirmed the death of four fighters in clashes with foreign forces. However, he claimed four foreign troops were also killed, a claim dismissed by Sabawon.

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