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30 Taliban fighters killed in clashes

August 17, 2008

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— 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.

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