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Forces Kill One Militant, Detain Seven in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

KABUL, May 11, 2009 – Afghan and coalition forces killed one militant and detained seven suspects in operations yesterday to disrupt Taliban networks in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said.

Afghan national police and coalition forces at a compound in the Sharan district of Paktika province killed one man with links to a Taliban network and detained two suspected militants. Combined forces also discovered grenades, armor-piercing rounds, explosive materials and other military equipment, which troops later destroyed.

In a separate operation in the Sorkh Rod district of Nangarhar province, Afghan army and coalition forces detained five suspected militants, including the targeted Taliban commander.

(From a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release.)

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