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PublishDate: Monday, May 21, 2012 12:00

12 Taliban militants killed in E. Afghanistan

A police constable was slightly injured in the firefight lasted for a while

A dozen of Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday as border police engaged them in Nuristan province, 180 km east of capital Kabul, police said.

"The conflict erupted in Kamdish district at noon time and Taliban rebels after leaving 12 dead bodies on the ground fled away," police spokesman in the eastern region Idris Mohmand told Xinhua.

A police constable was slightly injured in the firefight lasted for a while, he emphasized.

Taliban militants fighting the government have yet to comment. (Xinhua)

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