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Afghanistan Clash Proves Fatal for Enemy Attackers

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2008 – More than a dozen insurgents were killed during a coalition forces operation to disrupt Taliban support operations in Afghanistan’s Helmand province yesterday, military officials reported.

Coalition forces searched compounds in the province’s Garmsir district, targeting a Taliban insurgent associated with procurement and smuggling of various types of small arms, munitions, fuses and explosives.

During their search, coalition forces were fired upon, and they responded with small arms and air strikes, killing more than a dozen of their attackers, officials said.

Troops found PK machine guns, AK-47 assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, mortar rounds, fuses, small-arms ammunition and ammunition vests on the compound, and destroyed them to prevent future use.

(From a Combined Joint Task Force 101 news release.)

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