KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) - A top Taliban militant was among several insurgents killed in fighting with Afghan and international troops on Thursday near Kandahar city, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.
Faizullah, a Taliban sub-commander, was responsible for previous attacks in Arghandab district and was thought to be responsible for the death of at least one coalition soldier in March.
Troops saw people setting up a bomb and called in an airstrike. Insurgents fired at troops who went to the location, prompting them to return fire, killing some of the insurgents. Insurgents were also killed in the airstrike.