2 insurgents killed in E. Afghanistan: coalitionSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 16/11/2012 10:15 pm in World / no comments
KABUL, Nov. 16 — The Afghan forces and the NATO-led coalition troops have eliminated two insurgents and detained two in restive eastern Afghan provinces within a 24-hour period, the coalition forces confirmed in a press release issued from Bagram, the main U.S. base in the country, on Friday.
“Afghan and coalition forces killed two insurgents, detained two and cleared two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours,” the coalition’s Regional Command-East (RC-E) said in the release.
The insurgents were killed in two separate engagements in Logar province some 60 km south of Afghan capital Kabul and Nangarhar province 120 km east of capital.
“Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared two IEDs in Zarghun Shahr District, Paktika Province 150 km southeast of Kabul.”
The Afghan Taliban has launched massive IED attacks against coalition and Afghan national security force in recent years.
Operations in RC-East are still ongoing, the coalition release added.
Taliban insurgent group, who has been waging an insurgency of more than a decade, has yet to make comments.