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Coalition And Afghan Troops Kill 19 Taliban

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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