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