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3 suspected rebels detained in Jalalabad

3 suspected rebels detained in Jalalabad

Sep 08, 2011 - 13:57

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): NATOinfo-icon-led troops detained three civilian during a search operation in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, residents claimed on Thursday.

About 100 International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) soldiers searched their houses in the Spin Ghar Cinema area at around 12:30pm and took away Rs 49,820 (26,477 afghanis) on Wednesday evening, resident Mirajuddin alleged.

Mohammadullah, a soldier of 207th Zafar Military Corps, said the ISAF troops also raided his house and seized 11 mobile phone sets and ID cards along with Rs175, 000.

He was tied up and his army card snatched, the Afghan National Army soldier added. The troops searched 10 houses, including his, he added.

"Unable to protect myself, I want to quit my job. I provide security for the houses of my countrymen in Farah province, while international troops raid my residence," he complained.

The soldiers shot dead his dog before detaining his neighbour, Safiullah, and two painters, said Ghulam Raza, a driver of the Jalalabad Municipality.

A moneychanger, Sharafuddin, said ISAF soldiers took away Rs300, 000 and $500 (23,520 afs) from his house. The troops ordered his family members out of their rooms before conducting the search, he said.

The provincial government has launched investigation into the allegations that the ISAF personnel had snatched cash from the people, said the governor's spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai.

"A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents and wounded one while searching for a Talibaninfo-icon facilitator in Jalalabad," the ISAF media office said.

One of the suspected fighters was shot wounded during the operation, a statement from the multinational force said. After receiving medical treatment for his wounds, the suspect was detained for further questioning, it added.

"The combined Afghan and coalition security force did not confiscate any gold or money from the family's compound during the operation," ISAF said.


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