Taliban leader who downed US chopper held

A Taliban leader responsible for shooting down a US helicopter that killed two US servicemen in Afghan earlier this month has been arrested.

Afghan lawmaker decries US firing on clinic

The US military`s decision to use a helicopter gunship to fire on a medical clinic where an injured Taliban commander had bunkered was a violation of Islamic and international law, a parliamentarian said on Friday.

Afghan forces kill 12 Taliban in clinic siege: NATO

A fierce gunfight backed by US helicopter killed 12 Taliban and led to captive of six others in eastern Afghanistan after militants forced their way into a clinic seeking treatment for their leader, officials and NATO said on Thursday.