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18 rebels arrested, propaganda radio destroyed in Kunar

18 rebels arrested, propaganda radio destroyed in Kunar

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Apr 05, 2011 - 15:09

JALALABADCITY(PANinfo-icon): A joint Afghan-international security force arrested 18 Talibaninfo-icon with weapons and destroyed a radio station used by the militants to broadcast propaganda in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday.

The radio station had been set up in a mountainous area near the Pakistani border by militants to broadcast their propaganda programmes, he said.

The 18 insurgents were arrested in Shorabi area of Sarkano district during an operation by security forces on Monday night, a spokesman for the 201st Selab Military Corps, Maj. Sher Aqa, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He added four machineguns, a rocket, a weapon depot and a propaganda radio station were seized by the joint forces.

NATOinfo-icon's International Security Assistance Forces (ISAFinfo-icon) in the east said the weapons recovered from the militants were made in Pakistaninfo-icon.

There was no word from the Taliban about the incident.

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