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More Than 24 Enemy Fighters Killed in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2007 – An eight-hour battle in Afghanistan yesterday led to the deaths of some two dozen enemy fighters.

Afghan and coalition forces patrolling near the village of Khenjakak received rocket-propelled-grenade and machine-gun fire in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province. The combined Afghan and coalition forces repelled the attack.

Five hours later, more than 30 enemy attackers ambushed the same patrol with RPG and machine-gun fire near the village. During the eight-hour battle, more than two dozen enemy fighters were killed. One Afghan officer was wounded during the battle.

Meanwhile in Kabul, Afghan and coalition forces detained two militants in an operation today against Taliban forces in the Mandozai district of Khowst province.

During operations June 10, Afghan and coalition forces discovered a munitions cache in the Chamkani district of Paktya province. Forces recovered RPG rounds, 82 mm mortar rounds, mines, grenades, blasting caps, machine gun ammunition, detonation cord, assorted fuses and charges, improvised explosive device receivers and power sources, and blocks of explosives.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 82 news releases.)

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