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Five Taliban killed near Pak border

US-led forces killed five militants in south-eastern Afghanistan after coming under rocket and small arms fire, the US military said on Wednesday. The militants had attacked a base in Khost province and checkpoints on the nearby border with Pakistan on Tuesday night. “Coalition troops returned fire with 155 mm artillery rounds at enemy positions. Coalition aircraft killed five insurgents,” the US military said. The US military did not say who the attackers were but a Taliban spokesman said Taliban fighters had fired 20 rockets at US positions near Khost airport. Ten Afghan government soldiers were killed and 15 wounded in the attack, the Taliban spokesman, Abdul Latif Hakimi told the Afghan Islamic Press news agency, but the US said there had been no casualties on the coalition’s side. Full Story

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