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    Afghan, Coalition Forces Continue to Disrupt Haqqani Network in Logar



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    U.S. Forces Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces searched a compound in Logar province last night thought to be used by a known Haqqani commander as an improvised explosive device-making cell for attacks on coalition and Afghan security forces.

    The force targeted the compound near the village of Ebad, about 65 kilometers southwest of Kabul, after intelligence indicated militant activity. The force conducted the search without incident and confiscated one AK-47 and one chest rack. Three suspected militants were detained.

    The Haqqani network remains one of the most lethal Taliban organizations operating out of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Area. Haqqani leaders conduct operations in conjunction with other Islamic militant groups with similar goals and interests. The network focuses operations against the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan national security forces and seeks to expel coalition and NATO forces from Afghanistan to maintain its influence in eastern provinces.



    Date Taken: 07.17.2009
    Date Posted: 07.17.2009 02:43
    Story ID: 36466
    Location: KABUL, AF

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