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17 suspected rebels detained in Khost

17 suspected rebels detained in Khost

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Apr 21, 2011 - 13:11

KHOST CITY (PANinfo-icon): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) detained 17 suspected militants in the Nadir Shah Kot district of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Thursday.

The arrests came during an operation, triggered by a Talibaninfo-icon attack on a convoy of NATOinfo-icon-led troops in Shambawat area, the ISAF media office told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Nadir Shah Kot district chief, Hussain Jan Sherzai, said the foreign forces suffered no causalities in the attack. All the detainees are locals, Sherzai said.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed 13 international soldiers were killed and several others wounded in the assault. Mujahid said the fighters suffered no causalities during the counterattack.

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