FROM: AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE
Airstrike Kills Insurgents in Afghanistan
Insurgents were observed setting up a heavy machine gun near a village while preparing to attack Afghan security forces, officials said.
In other Afghanistan operations today:
-- While searching for a Taliban leader, a combined force called in an airstrike that killed several insurgents in the Khakrez district of Kandahar province. The security force also detained a suspect and seized assault rifles and grenades.
-- A combined force captured a Taliban leader, detained two other insurgents and seized a pistol in the Zurmat district of Paktia province. The leader directed roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also is suspected in supplying bombs for a suicide attack against an Afghan military commander.