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KABUL (Reuters) -U.S. and Afghan forces killed 14 Taliban militants in separate attacks in Afghanistan this week, the U.S. military said in a statement.

Thirteen guerrillas were killed in two encounters in the central province of Uruzgan on Oct 27 in an offensive in which aircraft and helicopter gunships were used, it said.

One Afghan National Army soldier was killed and four, including one U.S. soldier, were wounded in the clashes, said the statement late on Friday.

Taliban officials could be immediately reached for comment.

Separately, U.S. soldiers killed one Taliban militant on Friday after he was seen attempting to place a roadside bomb in the southeastern province of Paktika, the statement said.

The violence is part of rising Taliban-linked insurgency in Afghanistan in which more than 1,100 people, mostly militants, but also more than 50 U.S. soldiers have been killed this year.

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