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US-Led Forces Kill 14 Militants in Afghanistan Clashes


The U.S. military in Afghanistan says coalition forces killed 14 Taleban militants in separate clashes this week.

The military said Saturday 13 guerrillas were killed in two encounters in the central province of Uruzgan. One Afghan soldier was killed and four others, including a U.S. soldier, were injured in the fighting. Another militant was killed by U.S. troops in eastern Paktika province.

Separately, officials say four British soldiers from the NATO-led peacekeeping mission were wounded early Saturday in an attack in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif.

It was not immediately clear what motivated the attack. Taleban rebels are not known to operate in northern Afghanistan and the area has been spared much of the bloodshed that has plagued southern and eastern regions.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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