Afghanistan: 40 Taliban militants killed
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force coalition`s helicopters supported Afghan police in fight against the militants.
Kabul: At least 40 Taliban were killed and 14 injured in a cross-border attack the militants launched against police checkposts in Afghanistan`s Paktika province on Saturday, a government official said.
"Dozens of militants crossed the Afghan-Pakistan border and stormed Afghan border police checkposts in Nahmat Abad area of the Gomal district at about 2 am local time Saturday and the police repelled the attack. As a result 40 militants were killed and 14 injured," Xinhua quoted a provincial government spokesman as saying.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) coalition`s helicopters supported the police in the fight against the militants, he added.