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Insurgents detained, weapon caches seized

Insurgents detained, weapon caches seized

Aug 31, 2011 - 18:34

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A combined Afghan and coalition force patrol detained an insurgent leader and numerous other suspected insurgents during an operation in Bala Boluk district of western Farah province, NATOinfo-icon said on Wednesday

The detained insurgent leader was responsible for supplying lethal aid used in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon)'s media office in Kabul said in a statement.

The joint patrol also seized and safely destroyed one 105 MM artillery round and a quantity of small arms ammunition, it said.

The detainees were taken in by Afghan Security Forces for further questioning.

In southern Helmand province, the alliance said, an insurgent leader was detained during an operation in Nad Ali district on Friday.

Taken in by Afghan Security Forces for further questioning, the leader was responsible for supplying ammunition and explosives used in attacks against ANSFinfo-icon and coalition forces, it said.

Meanwhile, the statement further said a joint patrol seized a weapons cache during an operation to disrupt an insurgent network in Ghazni district of southern Ghazni province yesterday. The patrol seized and safely destroyed seven mortar rounds and five rocket propelled grenades.

Elsewhere, a coalition force patrol discovered a weapons cache in Chorah district of central Uruzgan province on Wednesday, according to the ISAF statement.

The weapons cache included one 82mm mortar, one AK-47 rifle, one .303 caliber rifle, 520 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, a webbing set containing three full AK-47 magazines, eight small-arms magazines, six rocket propelled grenade warheads, nine RPG propellants, one rocket motor, one RPG fuse and one radio antenna, the statement said.


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