4 Taliban killed, woman injured in Afghan operation

Four armed insurgents were killed and a woman injured during a joint operation in northern Afghan province of Faryab on Saturday, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. "An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of an insurgent leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Shirin Tagab district, Faryab province, today," the ISAF said in a press release. Four armed insurgents were killed in shoot-out during the raid on a building, including one who fired on the joint forces from behind women and children leaving the building, said the release. "One Afghan civilian female was wounded during the exchange. A coalition helicopter evacuated her, along with her husband, to a medical facility for treatment where she is listed in stable condition," it said. "The leader plans and conducts attacks against coalition troops throughout northern Afghanistan and is also suspected in plotting an attack against a senior Afghan official,"the press release said without saying whether the targeted man was killed or captured.

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