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PublishDate: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 11:59

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Afghan National Army (ANA) backed by U.S.-led Coalition Forces killed six Taliban insurgents on Tuesday morning in Paktika province of eastern Afghanistan, provincial administration spokesman said.
"It was around 3 a.m. local time (1030 GMT) as armed rebels attacked the joint check points of ANA and Coalition forces in Mata Khan district when joint forces returned fire, killing six rebels at the spot," Hamidullah Zuwak told Xinhua.
He also added that two rocket launchers, five assault rifles and ammunition were found on their possession.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and international troops have yet to make comments, as the hard-line outfits have vowed to speedup their attacks.

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