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    Afghan, Coalition Force Searches Militant Compound in Helmand

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    07.17.2009

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    U.S. Forces Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan and coalition forces searched a compound last night in Helmand province, thought to belong to a key Taliban commander responsible for directing suicide and improvised explosive device attacks against both coalition and Afghan forces and the local populace.

    The force targeted the compound in the Nad Ali District after intelligence indicated militant activity. The force conducted a search without incident and uncovered a hand grenade in one of the targeted buildings. Four suspected militants were detained.

    Helmand province has been plagued by Taliban violence as militants seek to disrupt governance and security in the region. Taliban commanders routinely seek strongholds in Helmand to facilitate the movement of fighters into the heart of Afghanistan.

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    Date Taken: 07.17.2009
    Date Posted: 07.17.2009 02:42
    Story ID: 36465
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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