Coalition, Afghan Troops Kill 17 Terrorists, Capture 10 Suspects
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2008 Afghan and coalition forces killed 17 armed militants and detained 10 suspects yesterday during operations targeting the Haqqani and Hizb-e-Islami Gulbuddin terrorist networks in Paktia and Kabul provinces, military officials said.
In Zadran district, Afghan and coalition forces killed one militant and detained ten suspects, including a targeted Haqqani foreign terrorist, during a combined operation in Paktia province. The now-detained militant is linked to the movement of Islamic Jihadist Union (IJU) and other foreign fighters into Afghanistan. During the search of the compounds the combined U.S.-Afghan force killed one militant who’d threatened them with a grenade.
Coalition and Afghan forces engaged and killed 16 armed militants during a second anti-terrorist operation conducted that day in Sorobi district.
In Nov. 28 operations, coalition forces killed four Taliban fighters, including Haji Yakub, a targeted commander who was dressed as a woman, during an operation to disrupt the Taliban’s roadside-bomb and foreign-fighter networks in Ghanzni province. A search of the compound revealed multiple AK-47 assault rifles and other military equipment.
(Compiled from U.S. Forces in Afghanistan news releases.)