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Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Militants in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2008 – Two militants were killed and six were detained during separate coalition operations in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported.

One militant was killed and two were detained during a coalition operation to disrupt militant activities in Khowst province. Coalition forces searched a compound in the Tani district, targeting a militant known to facilitate roadside-bomb attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. During the operation, an armed militant engaged the force. Coalition forces responded with small-arms fire, killing the militant.

A militant was killed and four were detained during a coalition operation to disrupt militant activities in Ghazni province. Coalition forces searched a compound in Andar district, targeting a militant responsible for facilitating foreign-fighter operations in the area. The militant also is a roadside-bomb maker and weapons facilitator responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials said. During the operation, coalition forces identified a militant maneuvering near the compound and killed him during an air strike.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 101 news releases)

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