Written by Headquarters United States Forces Afghanistan
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Release Number 20082212-04
December 22, 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan – Two known Taliban extremists were reported deceased on Dec. 18. The militants were part of a group of five suspects taken into custody, Dec. 17, by Afghan National Police and Coalition forces during a combined patrol conducted in Shinkay district, located in Zabul Province, approximately 160 km northeast of Kandahar. The five detainees were last seen alive at the Surri Police Station the early morning of the 18th, according to a Coalition report.
“We are committed to get to the truth as quickly as possible,” said Col. Greg Julian, “We will strive together to provide rule of law and better security for the Afghan people.”
A joint investigation is being conducted by Coalition forces and Afghan National Police.