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5 suspected militants held in Nangarhar

5 suspected militants held in Nangarhar

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Apr 12, 2011 - 16:05

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Five suspected militants were detained by international troops during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official and NATOinfo-icon said on Tuesday.

A joint Afghan-international security force detained several suspected insurgents while pursuing an Al Qaeda leader in Behsud district, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said in a statement.

The leader, who operates for Al Qaeda and the Talibaninfo-icon, primarily worked in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon, the force said.

The combined force searched a compound in the area and arrested several suspected militants for further questioning, the statement said.

Behsud district chief, Israrullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation was carried out in Karezinfo-icon Kabir area on Monday night. He confirmed the capture of five individuals.

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