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Taliban Extremists Detained In Kandahar Province


Taliban extremists detained in Kandahar Province

Afghan forces detained three Taliban extremist and secured a weapon cache during a combat operation last night in western Kandahar.

During the course of operations, a 13-year-old girl was killed. The cause of the girl's death is unknown at this time.

The Afghan-led element conducted the operation to capture a mid-level Taliban commander and disrupt Taliban operations after receiving credible intelligence.

"It's unfortunate that during the ongoing security operations, a young girl was killed. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the girl," said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force-82 spokesman. "Afghan and Coalition forces make every effort to prevent injuries and deaths of civilians. These incidents could be stopped if Taliban extremists stopped using civilian areas to conduct operations."

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