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80 insurgents killed in Afghan Paktika province: official

Other News Materials 23 July 2011 17:30
A total of 80 anti-government insurgents have been killed in Paktika province 155 km east of Afghan capital Kabul over the past three days, a statement released by provincial administration said on Saturday.
80 insurgents killed in Afghan Paktika province: official

A total of 80 anti-government insurgents have been killed in Paktika province 155 km east of Afghan capital Kabul over the past three days, a statement released by provincial administration said on Saturday, Xinhua reported.

"The combined operation of Afghan and international troops have left 80 armed militants dead in Paktika province over the past three days," the statement said.

According to the statement, the combined operation is covering Marizko and Armai villages in Sar Rowzah district with the objective to ensure security there.

The operation is continuing with the support of air power, it added.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have not to make comment yet.

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