400 Afghan rebels killed

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The Independent Online
Forces loyal to the Afghan President, Burhanuddin Rabbani, killed 400 rebel militiamen in two days of clean-up operations after recapturing the northern town of Kunduz, official Kabul Radio said yesterday, Reuter reports from Islamabad. Hundreds of militiamen loyal to Mr Rabbani's rivals - the Prime Minister, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and the northern warlord, General Abdul Rashid Dostam - were wounded, according to the broadcast.