11 militants killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province

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Eleven Taliban militants including a local commander were killed Saturday when warplanes of NATO-led forces pounded their hideout in Afghanistan' s Helmand province, a local official said Sunday.

"Helicopters of international forces on Saturday struck a militants hideout in Musa Qala district. As a result, 11 insurgents including a local Taliban commander Mullah Fazil were killed," an official with the provincial administration who declined to be named told Xinhua.

He said formerly Mullah Fazil was commanding a militants group in Sangin district in the province, some 555 km south of capital city of Kabul.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comments.

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