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Coalition And Afghan Troops Kill 19 Taliban


http://gdb.rferl.org/5F849B02-35EA-4B3A-B3FB-2A8DFC0DB1A3_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/5F849B02-35EA-4B3A-B3FB-2A8DFC0DB1A3_mw800_mh600.jpg British soldiers on patrol in Helmand Province (file photo) (AFP) July 13, 2006 -- Coalition and Afghan forces killed at least 19 Taliban after a group of rebels surrounded a police station in the southern province of Helmand, a provincial spokesperson said today.


A group of some 200 rebels on July 12 drove into the town of Nawzad and, after clearing a nearby bazaar, surrounded the police compound.


Coalition warplanes responded by launching attacks that hit several insurgent positions.


(AP, Reuters)

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