Forces Kill Enemy Fighters in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 — Afghan and coali­tion forces killed sev­er­al ene­my fight­ers and detained sev­er­al oth­er sus­pect­ed insur­gents in oper­a­tions yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
Troops killed sev­er­al insur­gents and detained sev­er­al oth­ers, includ­ing a Tal­iban bomb mak­er, in Log­ar province’s Charkh dis­trict. The Tal­iban bomb mak­er is a mem­ber of a cell that fre­quent­ly attacks local secu­ri­ty forces, offi­cials said.

Afghan and coali­tion forces killed an insur­gent who dis­played hos­tile intent and detained sev­er­al oth­ers in Bagh­lan province’s Burkah dis­trict while search­ing for a Tal­iban dis­trict chief.

In oth­er oper­a­tions yes­ter­day:

— Secu­ri­ty forces cap­tured sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing three Haqqani net­work ter­ror­ists, in Khost province. Forces detained two Haqqani ter­ror­ists and sev­er­al oth­er sus­pects linked to weapons traf­fick­ing in the province’s Sabari dis­trict, while a sep­a­rate com­bined patrol cap­tured the oth­er Haqqani ter­ror­ist and a sus­pect­ed insur­gent in Ter­ayazi dis­trict. The sec­ond Haqqani ter­ror­ist report­ed­ly is a spe­cial­ist in plan­ning explo­sive device attacks.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces cap­tured a Tal­iban weapons traf­fick­er and sev­er­al oth­er sus­pects in Kan­da­har province’s Kan­da­har City.

— In Pak­ti­ka province’s Orgun dis­trict, forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents while search­ing for a Haqqani net­work ter­ror­ist con­nect­ed to sev­er­al attacks on local secu­ri­ty forces.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces also found a weapons stock­pile in Hel­mand province’s Musa Qalah dis­trict, which result­ed in seizure of 100 large-cal­iber machine-gun rounds, 18 mor­tars, two assault rifles, an anti-tank mine and a vehi­cle-mount­ed, large-cal­iber machine gun.

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es

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