Coalition Forces in Afghanistan Kill Enemy Fighters
American Forces Press Service
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2008 Coalition forces killed “multiple militants” yesterday during an operation to disrupt militant activities in Afghanistan’s Kapisa province, military officials reported.
The force searched a remote area in the province’s Tag Ab district targeting a senior Taliban commander smuggling weapons and foreign fighters into Afghanistan, as well as organizing rocket, roadside-bomb and suicide attacks against coalition and NATO forces.
During the operation, armed militants engaged the force. Coalition forces responded with small-arms fire, killing the militants, officials said.
Coalition forces searched the area and discovered multiple AK-47 assault rifles and machine guns. The weapons were destroyed to prevent future use.
(From a Combined Joint Task Force 101 news release.)