NATO strike kills insurgents in south Afghanistan

AP News
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 3:00 AM
NATO strike kills insurgents in south Afghanistan

NATO says "numerous" insurgents have been killed in an airstrike in a southern Afghan province.

The U.S.-led coalition said Friday that two suspected insurgents were also detained following the airstrike in Zabul province's Tarang wa Jaldak district.

NATO says coalition and Afghan forces carried out the strike, targeting a group of Taliban fighters. It didn't give a precise number for killed insurgents and it was unclear when the strike took place.

The international force has been embroiled in a decade-long war against the Taliban and affiliated insurgents.

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NATO is also training Afghan forces so that they can assume full security responsibilities by the end of 2014, when the alliance plans to have withdrawn all its combat forces in the country.