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    Suspected insurgents detained in eastern, southern Afghanistan



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces detained several suspected insurgents in three overnight operations in eastern and southern Afghanistan aimed at capturing Taliban and Haqqani Network leadership.

    An Afghan and coalition security force targeted a Haqqani Network senior leader, who mainly manages Haqqani operations in Pakistan and the movement of foreign fighters from Pakistan into Afghanistan, detaining several suspected insurgents during an operation in Khost province.

    Intelligence tips led the security force to a remote compound in Khost 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 of the residents at the scene, the security force detained the suspected insurgents.

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

    In Kandahar province, a separate security force targeted a Taliban improvised explosive device senior leader known to construct suicide vests. The targeted individual also plans and conducts IED attack in Kandahar City.

    Intelligence reports led the security force to a compound in Chahar Dival in Dand district to search for the targeted individual.

    After an Afghan-led call-out, the security force detained several suspected insurgents after initial questioning at the scene.

    To the west in Helmand province, another security force searched for a Taliban weapons facilitator who plays a key role in the facilitation of weapons and IEDs in Now Zad District of Helmand province.

    Based on intelligence tips, the security force targeted a compound in Mosulmani in Musa Qal'ah district to search for the targeted individual. The assault force detained several suspected insurgents at the scene.

    The security force 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: 10.15.2010
    Date Posted: 10.15.2010 04:42
    Story ID: 58158
    Location: KABUL, AF

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