2 insurgents killed, 10 suspects held in Kunduz
KABUL(PAN):A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents and detained more than 10 additional suspected insurgents in Imam Sahib District of northern Kunduz province, NATO said on Friday.
The joint force targeted on Thursday a Taliban weapons expert who the alliance said was directly responsible for a February suicide attack in the district and coordinated with Taliban leadership and attack coordinators in Wardak province, Kabul and Pakistan.
Based on multiple intelligence sources and tips from citizens, the force targeted a compound in the district while moving into position, the force observed a group of suspected insurgents fleeing the area. The security force secured and cleared the original compound, detaining several suspected insurgents, the alliance said in a statement. After questioning the residents, the force pursued individuals who had fled.
The security force then moved to detain two additional insurgents hiding in a ditch. The security force called for them to exit the ditch peacefully. As the security force approached, the armed insurgents opened fire with AK-47s. The security force returned fire, resulting in the two insurgents being killed.
A rocket propelled grenade with six warheads, one AK-47, one chest rack, one shotgun, a machine gun and ammunition were found during the operation, it said.
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