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2 Taliban arrested with explosives

2 Taliban arrested with explosives

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Feb 28, 2011 - 13:18

KHOST CITY (PANinfo-icon): Security forces arrested two Talibaninfo-icon with weapons in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday.

The militants were arrested on Sunday night following a clash with the Afghan National Army in Nidir Shah Kot district, 205 Tandar military corps spokesman in Khost, Gul Hotak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A Toyota Corolla, one machinegun, one rocket, one Kalashnikov and some explosives were seized from the insurgents, he said.

The detainees were being interrogated, he added.

According to Hotak, three landmines and three ready-to-fire rockets were recovered and defused in different parts of Khost city.

The Taliban have not made any comment on the incidents so far.

Two days ago, nine civilians were killed when their car hit a roadside bomb in Khost city.

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