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NATO Says 200 Afghan Militants Killed, Captured


NATO says an estimated 200 insurgents were killed or captured in military operations that just ended on Afghanistan's eastern border with Pakistan.

Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson, a spokesman for the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, said today that at least 20 insurgents with links to the Al-Qaeda- and Taliban-linked Haqqani group were among those killed and captured.

He also said that about 175 rebels not affiliated with the Haqqani network were also killed or captured in the operations, which lasted about one week.

The forces also seized more than 400 kilograms of explosives, weapons, and munitions, as well as computers.

compiled from agency reports
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