헬만드성 부성장인 아미르 모하매드 아쿤자다씨는 연합군 폭격기가 29일 아침 회의에 참석하고 있던 탈레반 전사들과 지휘관들을 폭격했다고 밝히고, 약 50명의 탈레반 저항 분자들이 살해됐다고 말했습니다. 29일의 폭격은 연합군이 저항 분자들을 상대로 벌인 일련의 공습중 최신의 것이었습니다.

한편, 아프간 수도, 카불에서 미군이 관련된 유혈 교통 사고와 이 사고로 촉발된 난동과 총격전으로 적어도 4명이 사망했습니다. 카불발 보도들은, 미군 차량 대열과 아프간 민간 차량들이 충돌해 사망자가 난 뒤 분노한 대중들이 많은 상점들에 불을 지르고 광범위한 약탈 행위를 자행했다고 말하고있습니다.

목격자들은, 카불 북부의 번잡한 지역에서 발생한 교통 사고 현장에서 벌어진 이날의 총격은 대부분, 시위자들이 경찰 차량들에 불을 지르고 미군에게 돌을 던지기 시작한 뒤 아프간 보안군이 가한 것이라고 말했습니다.

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 Afghan officials say a U.S.-led coalition aircraft has bombed Taleban militants meeting in southern Afghanistan.

Officials say the air strike today (Monday) killed several Taleban leaders in the southern province of Helmand.

Provincial deputy governor, Amir Mohammad Akhundzada, said Taleban fighters and commanders were gathered for a morning meeting when the bombardment took place. He said about 50 insurgents were killed.

Monday's strike was the latest in a series of attacks and clashes between coalition forces and insurgents.

On Friday, coalition forces killed five militants, including senior Taleban leaders, in a strike on an insurgent training camp in the province.

Military officials say around 400 people, mostly insurgents, have been killed since mid-May.


At least four people died in Afghanistan's capital today (Monday), in a deadly traffic accident involving U.S. troops and in rioting and gunfire that erupted afterwards.

Reports from Kabul tell of widespread looting. Many shops were set afire in an outburst of public anger following a deadly collision between an American military convoy and Afghan civilian vehicles.

Witnesses said much of the gunfire at the scene of the original incident, in a crowded (northern) area of Kabul, came from Afghan security forces, after protesters set fire to police vehicles began stoning U.S. troops. The rioting spread quickly, and gunfire was heard in several parts of the capital, including a diplomatic quarter near the U.S. Embassy.

Crowds of angry Afghans marched toward President Hamid Karzai's palace. Many shouted anti-American slogans and denounced Mr. Karzai.