NATO raid kills 10 Afghan militants

2010-04-06 08:24 BJT


NATO forces in Afghanistan say they have killed 10 militants in a raid on a compound near the Pakistani border.

Also on Monday, an Afghan provincial councilwoman was seriously wounded by gunmen in a drive-by shooting in the country's increasingly violent north.

In the raid, US troops backed by the Afghan army and police forces moved in on a compound in Nangarhar province after receiving reports of militant activity there.They were fired on with heavy weapons.

People look at a vehicle which hit a roadside bomb in Ghazni April 5, 2010. REUTERS/Mustafa Andalib
People look at a vehicle which hit a roadside bomb in Ghazni
April 5, 2010. REUTERS/Mustafa Andalib