American Forces Press Service
Aug. 19, 2008 - Two militants were killed and six were detained during separate coalition operations in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. One militant was killed and two were detained during a coalition operation to disrupt militant activities in Khowst province. Coalition forces searched a compound in the Tani district, targeting a militant known to facilitate roadside-bomb attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. During the operation, an armed militant engaged the force. Coalition forces responded with small-arms fire, killing the militant.
A militant was killed and four were detained during a coalition operation to disrupt militant activities in Ghazni province. Coalition forces searched a compound in Andar district, targeting a militant responsible for facilitating foreign-fighter operations in the area. The militant also is a roadside-bomb maker and weapons facilitator responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials said. During the operation, coalition forces identified a militant maneuvering near the compound and killed him during an air strike.
(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 101 news releases)