US says 4 militants killed in Afghanistan

Other News Materials 11 October 2008 10:12 (UTC +04:00)

The U.S.-led coalition says its troops have killed four militants, including an al-Qaida commander, in central Afghanistan, ap reported.

The coalition says in a statement that two other militants were detained during the Friday operation in Ghazni province.

The force did not identify the al-Qaida commander. It says those killed and detained were involved in attacks Afghan and foreign troops.

More than 4,700 people ї mostly militants ї have died in insurgency-related violence so far this year, according to an Associated Press count of figures provided by Afghan and Western officials.