Afghanistan: 15 Taliban militants killed

The fighting took place on Sunday in Wardak province, 40 km west of Kabul.

Updated: Aug 30, 2010, 16:16 PM IST

Kabul: Fifteen Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in fighting with security forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported on Monday.

The fighting took place on Sunday in Wardak province, 40 km west of Kabul.

"Taliban militants attacked a convoy of international troops in Lalam village of Syedabad district Sunday, but the troops retaliated killing 15 insurgents, including their commander Mullah Fazal Rahman," said Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman of the provincial government.
Rahman was a key Taliban commander in the area. There was no casualty among the Afghan and the NATO-led troops.

IANS