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UK soldiers 'killed 21 Taleban'
UK soldiers have become involved in counter insurgency work
Twenty-one Taleban fighters have been killed in a clash with British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, the BBC has been told.
The six-hour battle took place in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday
British commanders say it is significant that the Taleban stood and fought and that they earned the grudging respect of the parachute regiment soldiers.
They may be religious nutters but they're brave religious nutters.