KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Taliban bodies were said to be piling up Sunday after heavy fighting with Afghan and Canadian forces in southern Afghanistan.
Between 60 and 72 Taliban insurgents were killed in battles that began late afternoon Saturday and lasted throughout the night, NATO said.
The death toll could not be independently confirmed.
There were no casualties among soldiers from NATO's International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF.
However, sources said as many as seven Afghan police died in the battles while another said four Afghan government fighters died and four others were injured.
Bodies and body parts were found scattered throughout the area following the fighting, which was part of a "deliberate operation," NATO said in a statement.
This bit of news puts the deaths of 26 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan over four years in much-needed perspective.
For every one of ours they kill, we're killing a dozen more of theirs.
Just once, I'd like to see the Canadian media highlight the number of enemy fighters we've sent to meet Allah.
Of course, if they did, the same people who are bleating that too many of our men are getting killed would start complaining about our "disproportionate response."
Source: Canadian Press