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    Force captures another Taliban facilitator in Paktiya



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL - Afghan and coalition forces detained several insurgents in Paktiya province Friday, including another Taliban facilitator.

    The facilitator, who supplies weapons and improvised explosive devices to foreign fighters, is the fifth facilitator caught in the province in less than two weeks.

    Acting on intelligence tips, Afghan and coalition forces targeted a compound west of the village of Niazi Kala in Gardez district to search for the facilitator. Afghan and coalition forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully and then started to secure the area.

    As they cleared the compound, the assault force performed an explosive breach after detecting evidence of explosives at the site of a locked door. The room subsequently caught fire. The security force evacuated the area, safeguarded all the compound occupants, and put out the fire before it could spread to other buildings.

    No one was hurt in the blaze and the Afghan and coalition force compensated the residents for the damage.

    After the area was secure, the security force detained the facilitator and three of his associates after questioning all the residents at the scene. The security force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.



    Date Taken: 09.11.2010
    Date Posted: 09.11.2010 05:18
    Story ID: 56077
    Location: KABUL, AF

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