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An Afghan National Army commando of 1st Company, 3rd Special Operations Kandak, speaks to villagers Feb. 22, 2014, about the importance of standing up against insurgents during a clearing operation in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The commandos killed one insurgent and wounded another after insurgents attacked them as they searched for weapons caches. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon McIntosh)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army commandos of the 1st Company, 3rd Special Operations Kandak, killed one insurgent and wounded another Feb. 22 during a clearing operation in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province.

Commandos were searching for weapons caches when insurgents attacked them from several compounds, including a mosque. The insurgents tried to evade the commandos by hiding behind walls, but with well-aimed fire, the commandos repelled the insurgent attack, killing one insurgent and wounding another.

“We conduct these operations to destroy the enemies of Afghanistan,” said ANA Maj. Abdul Mannan, 3rd SOK commander. “However, we must always take extreme care to not cause any harm to our civilian population.”

The commandos also confiscated various bomb making materials and weapons during the operation.


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This work, Commandos kill insurgent during operation in Kandahar, by SSG Brandon McIntosh, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.26.2014

Date Posted:02.25.2014 14:49

Location:KANDAHAR, AFGlobe

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