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Nine Suspected Insurgents Killed In Afghanistan

August 22, 2006 -- British troops killed nine suspected insurgents in the southern part of the country, a spokesman for NATO-led forces in Afghanistan said today.

Major Toby Jackman said the troops targeted the militants with high-explosive ammunition in Naw Zad district of the southern Helmand Province on August 21. He said there were no British casualties in the clash.


The Afghan Insurgency

A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)

HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.


Listen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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