OEF Update, Dec. 13, 2009: Forces Kill 5 Militants, Detain 1 in Laghman Province
Dispatches from the Front:
KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2009 -- An Afghan-international security force killed five enemy militants and detained one in Laghman province today while pursuing a Taliban IED facilitator who is linked to several IED and suicide bomb attacks in the area.
The joint force targeted a compound near the village of Tingawar in Alingar district where intelligence sources reported militant activity. During the operation, several militants threatened the force with AK-47 rifles and shotguns and were killed. The joint force searched the compound without further incident.
There were no ISAF fatalities in the last 24 hours in Afghanistan.
(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)