US forces kill 10 Taliban militants in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The military says U.S. troops killed 10 Taliban militants during operations in southern and central Afghanistan yesterday.

In a statement, the military says a joint U.S.-Afghan patrol was doing reconnaissance in southern Helmand province when militants attacked from multiple positions using small-arms, indirect and rocket fire. Seven militants were killed in the battle.

The other clash took place in Ghazni province, where U.S. troops were targeting a militant leader coordinating Taliban activities in the province. They killed three militants during a firefight.

Meanwhile, at a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, a hearing continues into allegations that two U.S. soldiers mistreated a detainee in August. They are facing an Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury investigation, to determine whether they should be brought to trial.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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