아프가니스탄의 저항세력 탈리반의 중심 활동지인 남부 헬만드 주에서 연합군이 무장 대원 12명을 사살했다고 미군 당국이 밝혔습니다.

미군 당국은 오늘 발표한 성명에서 이번 작전이 파키스탄과 국경을 접한 헬만드 주 가름세르 지역에서 이뤄졌다고 밝혔습니다.

미군 당국은 탈리반 저항세력이 무장대원들에게 무기를 공급하는 현장을 공군의 지원을 받아 급습했다고 밝혔습니다.

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The U.S. military said today (Tuesday) coalition troops in southern Afghanistan killed 12 militants (Tuesday) in a region at the center of the Taliban-led insurgency.

A statement by the U.S. military said the operation took place in the Garmser district of Helmand province, located along the border with Pakistan.

The United States said U.S.-led troops were targeting Taliban weapons supply operations when they came into contact with militants.

The statement says coalition troops opened fire and called in airstrikes, during which about a dozen militant extremists were killed.

Coalition troops pushed into the Garmser district last month in an effort to push out the Taliban and destroy insurgent networks based there.