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12 suspected Taliban killed in gunbattle

Afghan forces killed 12 suspected Taliban militants Tuesday in a shootout south of the capital, while more than 30 suspected insurgents were detained in other operations, officials said. A gunbattle broke out in Ghazni province’s mountainous Andar district as Afghan soldiers and police, backed by U.S.-led coalition forces, entered an area where insurgents were holed up, said Mohammed Ali Fakuri, spokesman for the provincial governor. Twelve militants were killed in the clash and their bodies left at the scene by comrades who fled, Fakuri said. Two policemen and one Afghan soldier were wounded. Full Story

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