Taliban militants detained near Afghan capital

11:02, December 06, 2009      

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Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) backed by NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in an operation detained a group of Taliban militants in Logar province some 60 km south of Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, a press release of the alliance said.

"An Afghan-international security force detained a handful of militants in Logar province including a key Taliban facilitator responsible for movement and training of militant elements in the area," the statement said.

"The joint forces targeted a compound near the village of Sejawand in the Baraki Barak district where intelligence sources located the Taliban facilitator," it added.

However, it did not mention the exact number of detainees.

"The joint forces searched the compound without incident and detained the militants, easily identifying the facilitator," the press release said.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan, U.S. and NATO forces have not make any comments.

The forces recovered a number of AK-47 rifles, pistols, fragmentation grenades and chest racks fully loaded with AK-47 magazines, it said.

No shots were fired and no one was harmed during the operation, it added.

Source: Xinhua
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