Wednesday, April 8, 2009

OEF Summary, April 8, 2009: Troops in Afghanistan Kill 6 Militants, Destroy Weapons Cache in Oruzgan Province

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 8, 2009 -- Afghan national security forces, assisted by coalition forces, killed six insurgents and destroyed a weapons cache in Shaheed Hasas District, Oruzgan province today.

The combined forces were conducting a combat reconnaissance patrol in order to deny insurgent freedom of movement, when they positively identified six armed men emplacing improvised explosive devices and constructing an ambush site.

ANSF and coalition forces engaged the militants with mortar fire, killing all six. A search of the area uncovered several improvised explosive device making materials, small arms, two containers of homemade explosives, ammunition, detonators and 10 mortar rounds. ANSF destroyed the cache in place.

(From a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release.)

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