| GEO World|
| Eigh Nato troops killed in clash with Taliban in Afghanistan|
| Updated at: 1621 PST, Sunday, May 11, 2008|
KABUL: Eight coalition soldiers killed in Taliban attack in Paktika province of Afghanistan. Thirteen Taliban militants were also killed in the clash.
Nine bodies of the Taliban militants were brought back to South Waziristan, for burial on Sunday.
The skirmish in Paktika left 13 Taliban militants and eight NATO and Afghan troops, including a colonel, dead.
Among the dead men was Maulana Muhammad Iqbal, deputy chief of Mullah Nazir's group.
Besides the nine men from South Waziristan, two militants from Punjab were also killed.