US-Led Force Says Airstrike Killed 20 Militants In Eastern Afghanistan




 
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US-Led Force Says Airstrike Killed 20 Militants In Eastern Afghanistan
 
June 7th, 2008  
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Topic: US-Led Force Says Airstrike Killed 20 Militants In Eastern Afghanistan


US-Led Force Says Airstrike Killed 20 Militants In Eastern Afghanistan
International Herald Tribune
June 7, 2008 By Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan--The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan says an airstrike has killed about 20 militants in the east of the country.
Capt. Christian Patterson, a coalition spokesman, said the airstrike occurred on Thursday in Paktika province. The region borders Pakistan.
A spokesman for the provincial governors said the attack was in Orgun district, where U.S. forces have a base.
Spokesman Ghamai Mohammed Yar said 32 militants died, including foreign fighters. It was not immediately possible to reconcile the differing tallies.
NATO has blamed a reported surge in violence in eastern Afghanistan on cease-fires and peace talks between Pakistani officials and militants on the other side of the frontier.
 


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