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Afghan, NATO forces eliminate 8 militants in N. Afghanistan

06-23-2010 16:54 BJT

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Afghan and NATO-led troops during a joint cleanup operation wiped out eight militants in northern Kunduz province on Wednesday, police said.

"The operation with the support of airpower launched early this morning in Nahri Sufi village of Chardara district as a result eight Taliban rebels were killed," police chief of Kunduz province Mohammad Razaq Yaqubi told Xinhua.

Three more militants, he added sustained injuries during the operation.

There were no casualties on the troops nor on civilians, the police chief further emphasized.

Taliban militants have not made any comment.

Chardara district has been regarded as the hotbed of Taliban militants in north Afghanistan and the insurgents often organize their activities from Chardara in the northern region.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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