At the site, forces recovered 30 pounds of opium and captured several armed militants.
The combined security forces are in the area conducting multi-day clearing operations, working to disrupt known training camps and capture militant leaders, officials said.
In other news from Afghanistan, military officials in Kabul reported today that Afghan soldiers, assisted by coalition forces, captured Taliban commander Mullah Shah Mohammed on June 12 in the village of Dizak in Farah province.
The Afghan forces and their coalition counterparts found Mohammed while clearing the village to disrupt militant activity. Multiple weapons, homemade explosives and opium were removed from Mohammed’s compound during the sweep, officials said.
During a continued search of the area, the combined force was attacked by militant gunfire. After positively identifying the enemy fighting positions, the troops responded with small-arms fire, eliminating several enemy fighters. After the operation was complete, the combined forces met with village elders to explain the purpose of the mission.
No Afghan army, coalition forces or noncombatant casualties were reported.