January 16th, 2010
10:29 AM ET

Militants, troops killed in fighting

Kabul, Afghanistan - Fourteen militants and three international troops died in fighting over the past 24 hours in Afghanistan, authorities said Saturday.

The British Defense Ministry said two British soldiers were killed while on foot patrol in Helmand on Friday. The NATO command said an ISAF service member was killed Saturday but didn't list the nationality or location of the incident.

Meanwhile, 11 insurgents died in an overnight raid by Afghan and NATO-led troops in Sistanay, a village in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

A "sizeable amount" of black tar opium and a small weapons cache and bomb-making materials were found in the operation, they said.

In eastern Paktika province Friday night, forces called in an airstrike against militants planting roadside bombs, ISAF said. Three militants, including a commander of the Haqqani network, were killed.

In Khost province, just north of Paktika, a roadside bomb Saturday struck the vehicle of the sub-governor of Bak district, who received minor injuries.


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  1. MrM

    One Norwegian soldier and two others were wounded in Afghanistan yesterday... R.I:P

    January 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mcnertny

    Where is the mention of the several U S troops kia in the past few years,,in all the medias non war coverage you fit right in with the hard to find vague news of theis area

    January 24, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. encinaf

    No kidding Mayra. Next of kin needs notified before you. Get a clue and some compassion. Remember no news is good news for those who wait at home.

    January 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. InAfg

    you act like "people who harbor them" means they have a choice- which in many cases they do not. I do not know many people who would not stay quiet or not fight back against militants in their neighborhood when it would jeopardize their family.

    January 20, 2010 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. cyclopes

    why we cannot bomb this militans and to include those peoplle who harbor them. to finished them off.

    January 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mayra Perez

    Hello:

    Is there any way that you could communicate the identity of this person??

    "The NATO command said an ISAF service member was killed Saturday but didn't list the nationality or location of the incident."

    Thanks,

    Mayra

    January 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |