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Taliban extremists detained in Kandahar Province

Release No: UNRELEASED Dec. 10, 2007 PRINT | E-MAIL

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Dec. 11, 2007) – Afghan forces detained three Taliban extremist and secured a weapon cache during a combat operation last night in western Kandahar.         

During the course of operations, a 13-year-old girl was killed.  The cause of the girl’s death is unknown at this time.       

The Afghan-led element conducted the operation to capture a mid-level Taliban commander and disrupt Taliban operations after receiving credible intelligence.         

“It’s unfortunate that during the ongoing security operations, a young girl was killed. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the girl,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force-82 spokesman. “Afghan and Coalition forces make every effort to prevent injuries and deaths of civilians. These incidents could be stopped if Taliban extremists stopped using civilian areas to conduct operations.”

Contact Information – CJTF-82 Public Affairs

Office Tel – 0093-799-063-013

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