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Joint Forces Disrupt Insurgents in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2009 – NATO and Afghan troops detained several militants and destroyed weapons and drug caches in separate operations in Afghanistan today and yesterday, military officials reported.

In Wardak province, several militants were killed and a suicide vest was destroyed as forces searched a compound known to be used by a Taliban group. During the operation, the joint forces came under hostile fire.

In the same province, troops conducted a separate search yesterday without incident. During the search, several AK-47 rifles and ammunition were discovered and destroyed.

Separately, in Helmand province, several militants were detained and 115 pounds of black tar heroin was destroyed.

Meanwhile in a Khowst operation yesterday, two Taliban militants were captured and more AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition were discovered and destroyed both there and in a separate incident in Kabul.

(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)

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