Coalition Targets Militant Commanders in Two Afghan Provinces
American Forces Press Service
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Sept. 12, 2008 Coalition forces killed more than 10 militants and detained two others while targeting Taliban and Haqqani terrorist networks in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported.
In the Tag Ab district of Kapisa province, coalition forces targeted a Taliban subcommander believed to have planned and coordinated roadside-bomb attacks. He also is wanted for facilitating the movement of foreign fighters into Afghanistan.
Coalition forces were engaged with small-arms fire from multiple groups of armed militants as they entered a compound. The force returned fire, killing the militants.
An operation in Khowst province netted a Haqqani militant wanted for coordinating attacks on Afghan, NATO and coalition forces in the Nader Shah Kot district. The militant also is suspected of providing intelligence to and coordinating with senior Haqqani commanders. A second suspected militant was detained during the operation as well.
(From a Combined Joint Task Force 101 news release.)