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    Several suspects detained in three provinces overnight



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces detained several insurgents in five overnight operations in southern and eastern Afghanistan targeting Taliban and Haqqani Network leadership.

    An Afghan and coalition security force detained several insurgents in Wardak province while targeting a Taliban leader who uses suicide bombers and vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices to conduct attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition forces.

    Based on intelligence tips, the security force targeted a compound in Kodgai village of Nerkh District to search for the Taliban leader. 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 of the residents at the scene, the security force detained the suspected insurgents.

    A separate security force in Khost targeted a Haqqani Network leader who coordinates and conducts attacks using rockets, recoilless rifles and machine guns. The security force searched a series of compounds south of the village of Guldar in Sabari District before detaining two suspected insurgents at the scene without incident. The security force also found multiple automatic weapons at the scene.

    In southern Afghanistan, security forces conducted three operations in Kandahar and Zabul provinces.

    In Kandahar City, a security force targeted a Taliban senior leader who distributes weapons and coordinates attacks with Taliban associates in the city. The operation resulted in one suspected insurgent detained upon further questioning after peacefully searching several compounds.

    In Zabul province, one suspected insurgent was detained in Shah Joy District as the security force searched for a Taliban IED and weapons facilitator in Qalat and Shah Joy Districts.

    The security force moved to another compound and continued their search of a Taliban senior leader involved in the production, planning and execution of IED attacks along Highway 1. After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained one suspected insurgent.

    The security forces did not fire their weapons during any of the operations and they protected the women and children for the duration of the searches.



    Date Taken: 10.12.2010
    Date Posted: 10.12.2010 07:18
    Story ID: 57933
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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