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Foreign Troops Kill 7 Insurgents in Southern Afghanistan


A clash between coalition troops and suspected Taleban insurgents in southern Afghanistan has left seven militants dead.

The U.S. military said one soldier from the U.S.-led coalition force was wounded in the battle on Friday in Kandahar province. Coalition warplanes, mortar fire and small arms were used in the clash.

In the town of Panjwayi, also in Kandahar province, insurgents fired a rocket near Canadian troops based in the area, but the attack caused no casualties.

Canadian forces returned fire toward orchards and vineyards from where the attack was supposedly launched, but it was unclear if anyone was harmed.

Some 40,000 U.S. and NATO troops are in Afghanistan supporting the government and trying to provide security for reconstruction in the war-ravaged country.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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