Sunday, December 13, 2009

OEF Update, Dec. 13, 2009: Forces Kill 5 Militants, Detain 1 in Laghman Province

Dispatches from the Front

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.

ISAF Casualties:

There were no ISAF fatalities in the last 24 hours in Afghanistan.

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

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