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Suspected militants die in Zabul Province

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U.S. Forces Afghanistan

December 22, 2008                                                              

Release Number 20082212-04

Suspected militants die in Zabul Province

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two known Taliban extremists were reported deceased on Dec. 18. The militants were part of a group of five suspects taken into custody, Dec. 17, by Afghan National Police and Coalition forces during a combined patrol conducted in Shinkay district, located in Zabul Province, approximately 160 km northeast of Kandahar. The five detainees were last seen alive at the Surri Police Station the early morning of Dec. 18 , according to a Coalition report.

“We are committed to get to the truth as quickly as possible,” said Col. Greg Julian, “We will strive together to provide rule of law and better security for the Afghan people.”  A joint investigation is being conducted by Coalition forces and Afghan National Police.

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United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force.  Effective security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic development for the people of Afghanistan.

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