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NATO: 200 Afghan Militants Killed or Captured


Afghan soldiers carry their weapons during a joint military patrol with US soldiers from Alpha Co, 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry, Task Force 'Cacti' in Walay valley, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Kunar province, October 2, 2011.

Afghan soldiers carry their weapons during a joint military patrol with US soldiers from Alpha Co, 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry, Task Force 'Cacti' in Walay valley, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Kunar province, October 2, 2011.

NATO says Afghan and coalition forces have killed or captured an estimated 200 insurgents in operations in eastern Afghanistan during the past week.

A NATO spokesman said Monday the military operations were Afghan-led with support from the international alliance forces.

NATO says at least 20 insurgents with links to the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network were among those killed or captured.

The Haqqani network is known for carrying out high-profile deadly attacks on U.S.-led coalition forces fighting the Taliban insurgency.

Pakistan has denied U.S. accusations that elements within Pakistani intelligence support the Haqqani network, which is accused of attacking the U.S. embassy in Kabul last month.

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

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