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PublishDate: Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:37

18 Taliban insurgents killed in Kunduz

Eighteen Taliban insurgents were killed as they stormed Archi district in the Kunduz province of northern Afghanistan in the wee hours of Saturday, said Mohammad Omar the governor of Kunduz.

"A group of armed militants raided the district Headquarter of Archi at around 2 a.m. local time (GMT 2130) when police encountered killing 18 rebels and wounding three," Omar told Xinhua.

Taliban purported spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility of the attack, but adding Taliban fighters carried out the attack occupying the HQ of Archi.

However, the official rejected the claim by saying "only three police constables were injured in firefight,"

Kunduz in northern Afghanistan has seen the escalating of Taliban-link insurgency in the past several months as the outfits kept targeting government and NATO forces based there.


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