Afghan officials say 20 Taliban militants have been killed in western Afghanistan.
police chief Khalilullah Rahmani said Saturday Afghan forces backed by
the U.S.-led coalition retaliated after being attacked by a group of
militants in the Bala Boluk district of Farah province Friday.
U.S.-coalition spokesman confirmed its forces carried out air strikes
against the militants after being attacked by small arms and indirect
fire. U.S. military officials could not confirm the number of
militants killed, but said there were no U.S. casualties.
Saturday, NATO said one of its soldiers was killed during an attack by
insurgents in southern Afghanistan. NATO did not release the soldier's
nationality or give details of the incident.
Afghanistan, NATO officials Saturday said an Afghan child was killed
and two others injured Friday when militants attacked NATO soldiers in
Also Friday, the U.S.-led coalition said its
forces killed several militants during an operation in eastern Paktika
province. U.S. officials said a woman was evacuated for medical
treatment after being wounded in the clash.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.