Saturday, August 04, 2007

100 Taliban killed

They were killed while they were executing people (talk about poetic justice):

About 100 Taliban terrorists including five senior commanders were killed during an air strike in southern Afghanistan, defence ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi told reporters on Saturday.

Coalition troops carried out an air strike in remote Baghran district of Helmand province on Thursday when many Taliban militants gathered to watch the execution of people accused of cooperating with the government, Azimi said.

Five senior Taliban commanders including Mullah Rahim, the top Taliban commander in Helmand, were among the killed.

Azimi said Mansor Dadullah, a top Taliban military commander, was at the site before the bombing. There was no confirmation that he was killed.