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Coalition Disrupts Militants in Eastern Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2008 – Multiple militants were killed and one was detained by coalition forces during an operation to disrupt militant activities in Afghanistan's Kapisa province yesterday, military officials reported.

The force searched a compound in Tag Ab district, targeting a Taliban commander who smuggles weapons and foreign fighters into Afghanistan and organizes suicide attacks against coalition and NATO forces, officials said.

During the operation, armed militants engaged the force. Coalition forces responded with air strikes and small-arms fire, killing the militants.

(From a Combined Joint Task Force 101 news release.)

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