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Militants killed in Ghazni province

By the Combined Joint Task Force – 101
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Several militants were killed during a coalition forces’ operation July 28, 2008, in Ghazni province targeting a Taliban leader.
Coalition forces searched compounds in Gairo District targeting a militant leader known to conduct foreign fighter operations in Ghazni and Paktika provinces.
Militants, located inside a building and around other buildings, engaged the force with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Coalition forces responded with small-arms fire and air strikes, killing the militants and damaging a building.
During their search, coalition forces discovered improvised explosive device-making materials and rigged IEDs within a building, as well as a vehicle rigged with explosives. Also discovered were several RPGs and a vehicle used to transport them.
The munitions, explosives and both vehicles were destroyed by coalition forces after moving all residents to a safe location.

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