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Posted: 11/30/2007 7:58:04 AM EDT
34 Taliban killed in Afghan clashes

By NOOR KHAN, Associated Press Writer
Thu Nov 29, 8:37 PM ET

Joint Afghan and foreign forces attacked two Taliban positions in southern Afghanistan and called in airstrikes, killing 30 militants, officials said Thursday. Two Danish soldiers died in violence elsewhere in the south.

Denmark's Army Operational Command said the two soldiers killed Thursday in a gunbattle with the Taliban. They were part of a Danish reconnaissance unit that came under fire in Gereshk Valley in Helmand Province. The military did not release any other details about the shooting.

Denmark has some 600 troops in Helmand province that are part of NATO's 40,000-member force in Afghanistan. The deaths bring to nine the number of Danish troops killed in Afghanistan.

Afghan and foreign forces attacked militants hiding inside two compounds on Wednesday in the Zhari district of southern Kandahar province, said provincial police chief Sayed Agha Saqib.

Troops detained 12 other militants, including group commanders fighting Afghan and foreign forces in the area, Saqib said. Five of the men detained were wounded during the clash.

Four other militants were killed in a separate fighting in the east, bringing the Taliban toll in the various clashes to 34.

In eastern Khost province, meanwhile, gunmen on motorbikes shot to death a school principal on Wednesday, said Wazir Pacha, spokesman for the provincial police.

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God bless our troops and our allies.

They are doing a great job!
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