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Commanders among 4 rebels detained

Commanders among 4 rebels detained

Aug 12, 2011 - 17:44

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Four Talibaninfo-icon fighters, including two commanders, were detained during joint operations in Kandahar, Helmand and Paktiya provinces, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said on Friday.

A Taliban leader was arrested along with an associate in Kandahar yesterday, the alliance said in a statement. The commander allegedly made and planted roadside bombs in Zherai district.   

In a separate operation in the Nahar Siraj district of Helmand, several suspects, including a local insurgent commander, were netted. More than 225 kilograms of ammonium nitrate were also seized.

In Paktiya province, two militants, including a Haqqani networkinfo-icon leader, were arrested, the NATOinfo-icon-led force said. Local authorities, however, said they were unaware of the arrests.


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