April 24th, 2010
07:58 AM ET

2 Taliban commanders killed, NATO command says

Two Taliban commanders were among several insurgents killed during a security operation in northern Afghanistan, the NATO-led command said Saturday.

The incident took place near Aka Khel in the Archi district of Kunduz province on Friday night when an Afghan-international security force went to a compound to investigate insurgent activity.

A firefight ensued between troops and militants who barricaded themselves in the compound buildings.

One of the two slain Taliban commanders is thought to be responsible for distributing insurgent funds, designating targets and planning bombings. Weapons were found at the scene.

A few militants were detained.

A homeowner told the joint patrol the Taliban members had forced their way into the compound for the night, and forces will reimburse him for property damage.

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  1. Daniel Brockman

    How many children were killed during this security operation?

    April 26, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Not enough in my opinion as most of them are being trained as suicide bombers...good riddance to them all

      June 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. goldendck

    Modern warfare prevented a number of civilian casualties. The bad guys targets civilian population. Fact.

    June 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    How many children will "not" be tortured, killed, or maimed by the Taliban as a result of this operation. Thanks to all the troops for all you do.

    June 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |