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    Suspected insurgents detained in Zabul, Kandahar



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    IJC Public Affairs Advisory Team- Regional Command North

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces detained several suspected insurgents in overnight operations in Zabul and Kandahar provinces targeting Taliban leaders.

    In Zabul province, the combined security force continued their search for a Taliban senior leader involved in the production, planning and execution of improvised explosive device attacks along Highway 1.

    Intelligence information led the security force to a series of compounds in Qalat district to search for the targeted individual.

    Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully, and then the joint security force cleared and secured the compound.

    After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained several suspected insurgents.

    A separate security force targeted a Taliban senior leader for central Uruzgan province. His territory includes Mirabad Valley, Deh Rafshan and the Baluch River Valley, in Kandahar province. The targeted individual was released from prison in July 2009 and immediately re-assumed his role as a Taliban senior leader.

    The security force went to a remote compound in Spin Boldak district, and after an Afghan-led call-out, the security force detained several suspected insurgents.

    The security force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the searches.



    Date Taken: 10.09.2010
    Date Posted: 10.09.2010 00:41
    Story ID: 57784
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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