북대서양조약기구, 나토군과 아프가니스탄 정부군이 어제 아프가니스탄 남부 헬만드 주에서 공동작전을 벌여 저항세력 무장대원 17명을 사살했다고 아프가니스탄 국방부가 밝혔습니다.

아프가니스탄 당국은 또 탈레반 저항세력 무장대원들이 중부 가즈니 주에서 경찰서를 매복 공격해 경찰관 4명을 살해했다고 밝혔습니다. 

AFP통신은아프가니스탄 지방관리를 인용해 수십 명의 탈레반 무장대원들이 후속 전투에서 숨졌다고 전했습니다.

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Afghan officials say NATO and Afghan troops killed 17 militants during a joint operation in the country's south.



The Defense Ministry says (today/Monday) the fighting took place Sunday in Helmand province.

In other violence, Afghan officials say four policemen were killed Sunday when Taliban militants ambushed a police station in central Ghazni province.

The French news agency quotes a local official as saying dozens of Taliban fighters were killed in an ensuing battle.


Also, the U.S. military says its troops killed several militants and captured one during an operation in the northern Baghlan province.

The military says the captured militant was responsible for bomb attacks on troops.