Wednesday, October 14, 2009

OEF Update, Oct. 14, 2009: Afghan-International Security Force Kills Militant; Emergency Aircraft Landing

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 14, 2009 -- An Afghan and International security force killed an enemy militant Oct. 13, in Zabul province during an operation to pursue a Taliban commander and his element responsible for several attacks in the region.

The joint security force searched a vehicle approximately five kilometers west of Qalat City. When the force stopped the vehicle, the suspected militant did not comply with the force's commands, posed a hostile threat moving against the force and was killed.

The joint force searched the vehicle and identified the dead enemy militant as the Taliban commander the search was launched to pursue.

No Afghan civilians were harmed during this operation.

Emergency Aircraft Landing

A coalition helicopter conducted an emergency landing Oct. 13 in southern Afghanistan. No one was injured. Enemy engagement has been ruled out as the cause of the landing, and further details of the incident are under investigation.

ISAF Casualties

No International Security Assistance Force service members were killed during the past 24 hours.

(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)

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