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WASHINGTON | The Taliban insurgents who shot down a US military helicopter in Afghanistan, leaving 30 American troops dead, have been hunted down and killed by allied forces, the US commander said Wednesday.General John Allen, the new commander of US forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that “at approximately midnight on 8th August, coalition forces killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for this attack. As reported earlier, the Taliban lured US forces into an elaborate trap to shoot down their helicopter; killing 30 American troops in the deadliest such incident of the war.A total of 38 people 30 US troops, many of them special forces, seven Afghan commandos and an interpreter were killed when their Chinook came down during an anti-Taliban operation late last Friday.The crash marked the biggest single loss of life for American and Nato forces since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan toppled the Taliban in late 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks.

Weather forecast during 11th – 15th August

          SRINAGAR, AUGUST 10 – As per the Meteorological Department’s weather forecast for 11th to 15th August: there is a possibility of light rain/thundershower on 11th and 14th August and light to moderate rain/thundershower on 13thAugust, and the sky is expected to remain partly cloudy on 12th  and  15th August, 2011, in the Kashmir Division.

          Mr. R. K. Goyal, Chief Executive Officer of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, has once again advised all those who intend to visit the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji to ascertain the obtaining weather conditions in the Yatra area before embarking on the pilgrimage. The details of weather forecast are available on the website of the Indian Meteorological Department, at (

          The CEO urged all intending pilgrims to have themselves medically examined and no one with an orthopaedic problem, chest or lung ailment or any cardiac deficiency should venture to undertake the arduous Yatra, involving trekking upto 14,000 feet.   

          Meanwhile, the Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine has been progressing satisfactorily on both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes since today morning.

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