Fifteen militants killed in Afghanistan

January 24th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanKabul, Jan 24 (Xinhua) US-led coalition forces have killed 15 militants during an operation in Laghman province, some 60 km northeast of Afghan capital Kabul, a statement issued by the coalition here said Saturday.The operation targeted a Taliban commander who carried out attacks in Kabul, Laghman and Kapisa provinces, including the August 2008 attack in which 10 French soldiers were killed, the statement said.

The statement said that coalition forces engaged the militants with small-arms fire and close-air support killing 15 militants including one woman carrying a rocket-propelled grenade.

“During the search of the compounds, coalition forces discovered 10 AK-47s, four rocket-propelled grenades, multiple rocket-propelled grenade rounds, a hand grenade, bandoleers of ammunitions and other military equipment, all of which were destroyed to prevent future use,” it added.

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