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Afghan NATO air strike 'kills militants'
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A NATO air strike on Saturday killed at least two dozen militants in eastern Afghanistan, the military alliance's force in the country said.

The air strike,
carried out with the approval of Afghan forces, came after the allies
"observed a large group of insurgents in a remote area and engaged
them," a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force told AFP.
"There are no civilian casualties," he added. "Afghan and foreign forces are currently conducting a follow-up assessment."

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mudjahid, speaking to AFP from an undisclosed location, confirmed the attack, saying 13 of the group's fighters were killed.

The militants had gathered to
publicly execute a man accused of killing another man from a rival
family a day before in Chapa Dara district of Kunar province, the
district police chief Najibullah Gujar told AFP.
"Between 40 and 60 Taliban

Added: Aug-18-2012 Occurred On: Aug-18-2012
By: catthirteen
Tags: taliban
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