Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Insurgents
Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 Afghan and coalition forces killed two enemy fighters and detained several suspected insurgents yesterday in operations throughout Afghanistan, military officials reported.
-- A coalition patrol in Nimroz province’s Knash Rod district observed three insurgents planting roadside bombs. Troops engaged the men with small-arms fire, killing two of them.
-- In Kandahar province’s Maiwand district, Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban bomb maker and several other suspected insurgents. Tips from local residents led security forces to the militants’ location, where they were detained without incident.
-- Separate insurgent bombings in Kandahar province left five Afghan civilians wounded. In the province’s Kandahar district, four civilians, including two children, were injured by a roadside bomb. Another bystander