A US soldier stands guard on the newly made road during the inauguration ceremony of the road, which was funded by the US Provincial Reconstruction Team of Ghazni in Andar district of Ghazni province southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan on March 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)AP – Afghan and NATO forces killed more than 40 insurgents in an air and ground battle in southern Afghanistan, a security official said Sunday.