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US-Afghan Coalition Kills 3 al-Qaida Fighters

The U.S.- led coalition in Afghanistan has killed three suspected al-Qaida fighters during a military operation near the border with Pakistan.

Local officials also say two suspected al-Qaida members were arrested in the operation, which included Afghan troops, in Kunar province. Few other details were given.

About 20,000 troops, most of them Americans, are involved in fighting a Taleban insurgency and hunting al-Qaida terrorists in southern and eastern Afghanistan.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AP.