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Airstrikes kill 7 militants in Helmand

Airstrikes kill 7 militants in Helmand

Mar 31, 2011 - 16:29

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Seven Talibaninfo-icon fighters were killed in two separate airstrikes by NATOinfo-icon-led forces in southern Helmand province, the governor's office said on Thursday.

The first air raid that took place in the Nad Ali district on Wednesday left two militants dead and a third wounded, the governor's office said in a statement. It said no civilians were hurt in the offensive.

Also on Wednesday, a coalition airstrike hit a vehicle carrying militants in the same area, killing five inside, the statement said.

It also said Afghan and foreign troops raided the house of a man, Lalai, north of Lashkargah, on Wednesday. The joint force seized 300 kilograms of heroin from the house and arrested a man in connection with the drugs.


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