The raid, aimed at disrupting a weapons smuggling operation, was conducted in the village of Yaqubi in eastern Khost Province.
The military says also resulted in the seizure of explosives and detonators.
In other developments, suspected militants killed five police -- including a local police chief -- in an August 14 attack in Afghanistan's western Farah Province.
Local officials say the attackers ambushed a two-vehicle police convoy in the Gulistan district of Farah. At least three other police officers were wounded in the ambush.
(AFP, AP, dpa)
The Afghan Insurgency
A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)
HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.
LISTENListen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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