Several insurgents detained in Afghan province: NATO

22:31, September 13, 2010      

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Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) captured several insurgents in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province during an overnight operation, a statement of the alliance released here Monday said.

"Afghan and coalition security forces captured a Haqqani Network facilitator, along with several insurgents, during overnight operations in Khost province," the statement added.

Haqani network under Sarajudin Haqani is the military wing of Taliban outfit operating in east Afghanistan close to Pakistan's lawless tribal areas.

A separate operation, according to the statement in village of Kabal Kala in the neighboring Terayzai district to search for another Haqqani facilitator mainly involved in gathering Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials and carrying out attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition forces had led to the arrest of several militants.

However, it did not give the exact figure of the arrested militants, adding the security force detained suspected insurgents after initial questioning of the residents at the scene without harming women and children during the operation.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

Source: Xinhua


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