Afghan forces kill one, detain five in Taliban hotbed

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17:26 22.12.2010
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Afghan forces killed an insurgent and captured five others during an operation against Taliban militants in southern Helmand province, spokesman for provincial administration Daud Ahmadi said Wednesday. <a href="http://www.inform.kz" rel="nofollow">Kazinform</a> refers to Xinhua.

"Afghan security forces backed up by NATO-led troops raided a Taliban hideout in Shir Ali village, Musa Qala district on Tuesday, " Ahmadi told Xinhua.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comment.

Known as the stronghold of Taliban militants, Helmand province is notorious for growing poppy and insurgency in Afghanistan. Kazinform cites Xinhua. See www.xinhuanet.com