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Troops in Afghanistan Kill, Capture Enemy Fighters

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2008 – Coalition and Afghan forces killed enemy fighters and detained four suspected militants in Afghanistan yesterday.

Afghan and coalition forces killed several insurgents while patrolling the Maywand district of Kandahar province.

Insurgents attacked the combined security patrol with small-arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and indirect fire. The patrol returned small-arms fire before calling in a precision air strike that killed an unknown number of enemy fighters.

In a separate incident, coalition forces in Paktika province detained four militants during an operation aimed at disrupting Taliban activities.

One of the enemy fighters coalition forces captured in the Sar Hawza district raid was a Taliban Haqqani network leader known to conduct financing operations in the area, military officials said.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 101 news releases.)

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