100 Taliban killed in Helmand

Staff Report

LASHKARGAH, Afghanistan -- About 100 Taliban militants and a number of troops were killed in intense fighting in Nawa District, Helmand Province, officials said.

The troops drove the Taliban out of the district August 11 after the militants attempted to seize the district's administrative headquarters August 10, Khaama Press and TOLO News reported.

Troops killed more than 100 Taliban in the fighting, Afghan National Army (ANA) deputy chief of staff Gen. Murad Ali Murad said, according to an August 11 Khaama Press report.

An unspecified number of troops were killed, provincial governor's spokesman Omar Zwak said. He put the number of dead Taliban at about 70, according to TOLO News.

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