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Several Militants Killed, 7 Detained During IED Hu

Several militants killed, seven detained during IED-disruption operation

During an operation Nov. 7 to disrupt Taliban Improvised Explosive Device operations in the Uruzgan Province, Afghan and Coalition forces killed several militants and detained seven others.

The combined force of Afghan and Coalition members conducted a search in the Jawara District where intelligence sources indicated Taliban and IED cells linked to several previous attacks on Afghan and Coalition forces were operating.

While conducting a search of several compounds in the district, Afghan and Coalition forces killed several armed militants.

Continuing their search of the compounds, the combined force found and detained seven suspected militants intelligence indicated as having possible connections to IED facilitators.

The detained individuals will be questioned as to their involvement with IED-cell operations as well as other extremist activities.

Found with the suspected militants were several military-style items including ammunition vests and a set of military grade night vision goggles. Afghan and Coalition forces also recovered several weapons and associated ammunition that was destroyed on-site.

Some damage occurred to buildings during the course of operations.

"Afghan and Coalition forces are systematically dismantling militant IED cells so their indiscriminate weapons cannot be used against Afghan and Coalition forces or the innocent people of Afghanistan," said Maj. Chris Belcher, Combined Joint Task Force 82 spokesman.

(Courtesy of CJTF-82 Public Affairs, Nov. 8, 2007)


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