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Mar 27, 2013 9:18 AM by Associated Press

Afghan, NATO forces kill more than 20 militants

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan and NATO military officials say they have killed more than 20 insurgents in a joint operation in eastern Afghanistan.

A provincial government spokesman said the 2-day operation that ended last night in Logar province also killed a local Taliban commander.

He says two civilians were wounded. There were no immediate reports of Afghan or international forces deaths.

The NATO military coalition says in a statement that the troops killed 24 insurgents as part of the operation that rescued two captured Afghan soldiers. Afghan officials gave varying numbers of 23 to 26 militants killed.

Separately, the coalition said an international service member died today following an insurgent attack in the east.

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