June 25th, 2010
06:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Top Taliban militant killed in fighting near Kandahar

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.


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  1. g

    why do they allways have to return fire why not shoot first less chance of soldier getting killed is it a war or a police action

    June 25, 2010 08:14 am at 8:14 am |