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Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Enemy Fighter, Seize Weapons

American Forces Press Service

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, March 31, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces engaged an insurgent group this morning, killing one and seizing munitions in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, military officials reported.

A combined Afghan National Army and coalition patrol saw and engaged a small group of insurgents carrying rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the province's Chora district, officials said. A subsequent search uncovered assault rifles, pistols and ammunition, mortar sights, a homemade bomb and materials for making more, and rocket-propelled grenades.

"This operation is another fine example of how the ANA and coalition are working together to rid Afghanistan of the perpetrators of violence and unrest," said Army Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, spokesman for the Coalition's Combined Joint Task Force 76.

(From a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release.)

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