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Afghan, International Forces Kill Roadside Bomber

American Forces Press Service

KABUL, April 1, 2010 – Afghan and international forces killed a roadside bomber in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province today, military officials reported.

A combined force searched an area near the village of Lowy Karizac after intelligence information indicated militant activity there. The security force was threatened during the search and killed a militant known for distributing roadside bombs throughout the region.

In operations in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province in the past two days:

-- A combined patrol today found 14 fragmentation grenades, a rocket-propelled grenade round, three RPG tail fins, seven bags of ammonium nitrate and several hundred rounds of ammunition. Ammonium nitrate is a fertilizer banned by the Afghan government because it can be used to make explosives. The cache was destroyed.

-- In Marja last night, security combined force detained several suspected militants for further questioning.

-- A joint patrol found two anti-tank mines, 10 feet of detonation cord and various rounds of ammunition and seized the cache for destruction.

Also, an international patrol found six Russian-made 105 mm artillery rounds, an 82 mm mortar and some ammunition in Kabul yesterday.

No Afghan civilians were harmed during these operations, officials said.

(From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command news release.)

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