Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) The U.S. coalition says its forces have killed 11 Taliban militants including the leader of a bomb-making cell in an operation in southern Afghanistan.
The coalition says in a Friday statement the raid in Kandahar province targeted a bomb-maker responsible for roadside bomb attacks that have killed NATO soldiers.
Militants barricaded themselves inside an Afghan home during the operation Thursday and opened fire on the coalition forces. The statement says after giving time to allow women and children to leave the soldiers returned fire.
Coalition forces found dozens of land mines, grenades, AK-47s and bomb-making materials during a search of the home.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.