Coalition, Afghan Forces Kill Enemy Fighters, Detain Three Suspects
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2008 Coalition and Afghan forces killed enemy fighters and detained three suspected terrorists during operations yesterday in Afghanistan, military officials said.
In Ghazni province’s Giro district, coalition forces killed several enemy fighters and five non-combatants during an operation in search of Taliban fighters in the area. Coalition troops were engaged as they approached their target facility. The troops returned fire, killing the militants and eventually detaining three. The attack inadvertently led to four women and one child killed, officials said.
Coalition and Afghan forces killed four militants in Helmand province’s Nahr Surkh district. The joint forces engaged the militants with mortar fire after observing them emplace a roadside bomb. The bomb was destroyed during the engagement, officials said.
Coalition and Afghan force found a weapons cache in Zabul province’s Shajoy district. The cache contained rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades, land mines, assault rifles with ammunition and bomb-making materials, officials said.