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Afghan, Coalition Forces Raid Extremist Compound

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces today raided a known enemy compound northwest of Tarin Kowt in the Shahidi Hass district of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, military officials reported.

Elements of the 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, supported by coalition forces, raided a compound in the Bagh-e Yosof Village, killing eight extremists and capturing six others, officials said.

A search of the enemy compound -- a cave complex -- turned up AK-47 assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and two machine guns.

The compound had been used as a meeting place and sanctuary for Taliban bomb makers and facilitators to conduct operations against local Afghans, government officials and coalition forces, officials said.

(From a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release.)

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