Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Taliban fighters killed in Afghan battles

Thirty-two Taliban fighters and five private security guards died during a

four-hour battle in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan governor said.

Zabul Deputy Governor Gulab Shah Alikheil said Taliban fighters ambushed a Nato

supply convoy escorted by private security this morning, sparking a battle that

killed 32 militants and five private guards.

Mr Alikheil said Afghan army soldiers responded to the ambush, resulting in the

high death toll among the Taliban.

He said officials recovered 18 motorbikes and many assault rifles used by the

militants.

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