Afghanistan — Combined Force Kills Insurgents in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 15, 2010 — An Afghan-inter­na­tion­al force killed sev­er­al armed insur­gents in Afghanistan’s Kapisa province while pur­su­ing a Tal­iban com­man­der last night, mil­i­tary offi­cials said.

The com­bined secu­ri­ty force went to a com­pound in the province’s Tagab dis­trict after intel­li­gence infor­ma­tion con­firmed insur­gent activ­i­ty.

Flee­ing insur­gents armed with auto­mat­ic weapons and grenades fired on the secu­ri­ty force, which returned fire and killed the insur­gents.

The Tal­iban com­man­der is believed to be respon­si­ble for attacks against coali­tion forces. The Tal­iban chief­tain also is linked to the plan­ning of more attacks.

The secu­ri­ty force pro­tect­ed sev­er­al women and chil­dren dur­ing the oper­a­tion, offi­cials said.

From an Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Release