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10 suspects detained in Paktika

10 suspects detained in Paktika

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May 10, 2011 - 15:15

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): More than 10 suspected insurgents were detained by a joint Afghan-international security force during a search for a Talibaninfo-icon senior leader in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday, NATOinfo-icon said.

The joint force, including personnel from Afghan National Security and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon), took the individuals to an ISAF forward operating base for processing, ISAF's media office in Kabul said in a statement, The operation is still ongoing, it added.

Elsewhere, coalition forces killed several armed insurgents who opened fire on patrols in the Narang district, Kunar province, the statement said

Also on Tuesday, it said Afghan and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache consisting of nine 82 mm recoilless rifle rounds, 10 rocket-propelled grenade rounds and four bags of propellant in Ahmadabad district of Paktiya,. The weapons and explosive materials were destroyed by security forces.

In Zurmat district, coalition forces discovered 923 7.62 mm rounds on Wednesday.

A separate statement said a combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several Taliban insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader in Qush Tepah district of northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday.

Multiple reports of insurgent activity in the area led the combined security force to target the leaders’ compound in the district, the statement said.

In Chahar Darah district of neighbouring Kunduz province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents and detained several other suspected insurgents during a security operation the same day, it said.

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