Officials say Afghan and U.S. troops have killed some 30 suspected Taleban militants and arrested 60 others in southern Afghanistan. An Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman says the fighting occurred in the Grishk district of Helmand Province Friday. He says U.S. and Afghan troops seized weapons and ammunition from the captured fighters. The clashes precede next week's parliamentary elections that the Taleban have vowed to disrupt. More than one-thousand people have been killed in attacks in the country in recent months.