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ANSF, Coalition forces attacked, respond by killing 4 militants in Helmand

Release No: UNRELEASED Dec. 5, 2008 PRINT | E-MAIL

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Dec. 4, 2008

Release Number 20080412-03

ANSF, Coalition forces attacked, respond by killing 4 militants in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition forces killed four militants Thursday in Nar Surkh District, Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan.

The combined forces were conducting a combat security patrol when militants attacked from a wooded area, using small-arms and machine-gun fire.  ANSF and Coalition forces responded, killing four militants.

No ANSF, Coalition forces or civilian casualties have been reported.

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