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Air strike kills 10 Taliban militants in N. Afghanistan

07-16-2010 10:14 BJT

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Air raids carried out in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province left 10 Taliban militants including three commanders dead on Thursday, a local official said.

"The air attack took place at 10:00 a.m. local time when Taliban insurgents were in meeting at a house in Dasht-e-Archi district as a result 10 rebels including three commanders namely Dr. Hussian, Qari Dost Mohammad and Qari Latif were killed," district chief Shikh Saadi told Xinhua.

Six more Taliban fighters sustained injuries during the raid, he added.

The above commanders were key military leaders of Taliban militants in the northern region, he stressed.

A joint Afghan and NATO-led forces operation against Taliban was under way in the neighboring Ali Abad district of Kunduz province.

Though a relatively peaceful province, Kunduz has been the scene of increasing Taliban-linked insurgency since January this year.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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