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.