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NATO kills 11 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan
Mar 16, 2011, 14:05 GMT
Kabul - NATO-led forces killed 11 Taliban fighters Tuesday night in separate operations in southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said.
The operation took place in Washeer district of Helmand province, the provincial governor's office said in a statement on Wednesday.
'Combined forces operation killed 11 militants,' it said, adding there were no civilian causalities reported.
Helmand, a Taliban stronghold in the south, is one of the most volatile provinces in Afghanistan. US military officials have claimed 'fragile and reversible' gains in the past year.
Separately, a bomb hidden in a fuel-tanker for NATO forces exploded and killed the driver and injured another person in southern Uruzgan province on Wednesday, Khudai Rahim, the provincial governor said.
'A few other tankers parked nearby also caught fire due to the explosion,' the governor said, without giving the exact number of tankers destroyed.
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