Archive for Sunday, August 17, 2008

30 Taliban fighters killed in clashes

August 17, 2008


— Separate clashes in Afghanistan's south and east last week killed 30 Taliban fighters, officials said today.

A group of Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province on Friday, fighting that killed 23 militants, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Four police were wounded and 13 other militants were detained, it said.

Following the clash, the police abandoned the checkpoints, the statement said.


madmike 5 years, 8 months ago

I don't understand why they abandoned the checkpoints. The same dumbass tactic we did in Vietnam, take an area, then leave it so the VC/NVA could move right back in a month later, then have to re-take it again. Paying for the same ground twice is stupid!


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