Sunday, May 16, 2010

At least 30 militants dead in Afghan, Nato raids

And Afghanistan has not been a bundle of joy for the Taliban either !
KABUL: Afghan and coalition forces conducted sweeps across Afghanistan that left at least 30 militants dead, officials said Saturday.

International and Afghan forces carried out an operation before dawn Friday in the Sangin district of Helmand province that killed 10 insurgents, according to Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the regional governor.

Mullah Mohammed Hassan, a ''prominent'' Taliban commander who was involved in many insurgent attacks in northern Helmand province, was captured in the Sangin village of Pirqadam Kariz during the raid, Ahmadi said.

No security forces or troops were injured, he added.

Nato said it had no information about the operation.

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