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    Afghan-International Security Force Kills Militant Responsible for Numerous Attacks



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    International Security Assistance Force HQ Public Affairs

    KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan-International Security Force killed a Taliban militant in Kandahar province today, Aug. 26, responsible for several improvised explosive devices and small arms attacks in the region.

    The joint force searched for the suspected militant southwest of Kandahar City, near the village of Salavat, where intelligence sources reported the known Taliban militant to be located.

    During the operation, the force stopped the militant while on his motorcycle and issued multiple verbal commands to dismount. The militant ignored the commands and brandished a weapon, demonstrating hostile intent. The force engaged and killed the militant. A subsequent examination by the force confirmed the identity of the Taliban militant.

    There were no Afghan, International Security Force or civilian casualties during the incident.

    Though southern Afghanistan is the center of the Taliban-led militancy, the Taliban continues to alienate itself from the civilian populace by indiscriminate use of IED and small arms fire attacks. Afghan and International Security Forces continue to work together — day and night - to expel the Taliban and ensure the legitimate governance of the country.

    ISAF is a key component of the international community's engagement in Afghanistan, assisting the Afghan authorities in providing security and stability and creating the conditions for reconstruction and development.



    Date Taken: 08.26.2009
    Date Posted: 08.26.2009 04:58
    Story ID: 37964
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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