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)