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``Special Operation Forces killed approximately 22 to 24 enemy soldiers when an unknown element attacked a coalition convoy in the vicinity of the fire base at Spin Boldak on Saturday,'' the military statement said.
``Coalition forces drove through the kill zone, requested close air support and engaged the enemy forces, killing approximately five enemies,'' said the statement, released from Bagram Air Base, 50 km north of Kabul.
Another 17 to 19 persons were killed as the AH-64 Apache helicopters raided the enemies over the surrounding hills. No coalition casualties were reported.
The statement did not identify the attackers, but similar incidents in the past were blamed on Taliban remnants and their allies from Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda. AFP
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