American Forces Press Service
Oct. 25, 2007 - Coalition forces detained three suspected militants in the Nerkh district of Afghanistan's Wardak province yesterday. The troops caught the suspects during a search of buildings believed to be militant hiding places.
"Coalition forces conducted a search of the compounds in the Nerkh district for militants indicated to be in the area," said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force 82.
In earlier operations, coalition forces killed several militants and detained two others in the Nerkh district of Wardak province Oct. 23. A follow-on search yielded a weapons cache containing explosive materials, weapons and ammunition.
Two Afghan National Police officers were wounded, yet they managed to repel a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint in the village of Shkin, in the Bermel district of Afghanistan's Paktika province. Coalition forces rendered medical assistance to the wounded police, who were then taken to a nearby medical facility for further treatment.
(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 82 news releases.)