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PublishDate: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:33

Five militants killed in east Afghanistan

"Afghan and coalition security force killed Zubair, a Haqqani network facilitator responsible for the movement of weapons and improvised explosive device (IED) materials for distribution to foreign fighters and Haqqani network in the area, during an overnight operation in Paktia province Saturday," the press release said.

Another four militants including Shabudin and Ibrahim, both Haqqani network senior leaders in the area were also killed in the assault.

Haqqani network, part of Taliban insurgents and led by Sarrajudin Haqqani, has been involving in roadside bombing, suicide attacks and ambush against the Afghan and NATO-led forces mostly in eastern Afghanistan.

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