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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.)

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