Afghan commandos detain 20 suspects in Kunduz province

NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan
Story by Staff Sgt. JaJuan Broadnax

Date: 09.15.2013
Posted: 09.15.2013 10:08
News ID: 113669

KUNDUZ PROVINCE, Afghanistan- - Afghan commandos detained 20 suspected insurgents during a clearing operation Sept. 14 in Kunduz province’s Chahar Dara district.

The 5th Special Operation Kandak’s 1st Company conducted a clearance operation after increased enemy activity in and around the district’s Nowabad village.

Two local residents were injured the previous day when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb intended for Afghan National Security Forces patrolling the area. Also, that day, Afghan Local Police were attacked at a nearby checkpoint.

The detainees were turned over to the Chahar Darah Afghan National Police and National Directorate of Security. No shots were fired during the operation.

There were also no reports of Afghan military, civilians or suspected insurgents injured during the operation.