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Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill 19 MilitantsAmerican Forces Press Service
| WASHINGTON, May 4, 2009 – Afghan commandos, advised by coalition forces, killed 19 militants during overnight operations in Helgal Valley in the Shakail Shatel district of Afghanistan’s Kunar province, May 1-2. |
The Afghan-led force was conducting a combat reconnaissance patrol about 150 miles east of Kabul in an area known to harbor militants when they were attacked by several armed enemy fighters with small-arms fire from a wooded area.