Three Militants Caught in Afghanistan Operations
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2007 Coalition forces detained three suspected militants in the Nerkh district of Afghanistan’s Wardak province yesterday.
The troops caught the suspects during a search of buildings believed to be militant hiding places.
“Coalition forces conducted a search of the compounds in the Nerkh district for militants indicated to be in the area,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force 82.
In earlier operations, coalition forces killed several militants and detained two others in the Nerkh district of Wardak province Oct. 23. A follow-on search yielded a weapons cache containing explosive materials, weapons and ammunition.
Two Afghan National Police officers were wounded, yet they managed to repel a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint in the village of Shkin, in the Bermel district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province. Coalition forces rendered medical assistance to the wounded police, who were then taken to a nearby medical facility for further treatment.
(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 82 news releases.)