The combined military said also that Afghan troops arrested 30 Taliban fighters.
They said today that the clashes are part of a search and attack operation, code named "Catania," to destroy guerrilla sanctuaries.
Battle continues in Mian Nishin, a district capital 400 kilometers southwest of Kabul, that was overrun by guerrillas last week and retaken by government forces yesterday. Afghan General Salim Khan said that the Taliban fighters killed today were from the group that was dislodged from Mian Nishin.
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