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Combined operations kill 5, detain 8 in eastern Afghanistan

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Afghan and coalition forces killed five insurgents and detained eight suspected individuals in eastern Afghanistan during operations throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 23.

A coalition airstrike killed five insurgents after troops positively identified them with weapons in Tagab district, Kapisa province.

Afghan National Police detained four individuals in Methar Lam district, Laghman province after a small-arms fire engagement. The individuals were safely transported to local headquarters for processing.

Afghan National Police detained four individuals wanted for questioning in Sabari district, Khowst province. They were transported to local headquarters for questioning.

Operations in RC-East are still ongoing.

Article by Combined Joint Task Force 1 - Afghanistan