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7 militants killed, several detained

7 militants killed, several detained

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Oct 14, 2011 - 15:04

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon):  At least seven militants were killed by Afghan and coalition troops during a series of operations in various parts of the country, ISAFinfo-icon said on Friday.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents during an operation in search of a Talibaninfo-icon leader in Ghormach district of northwestern Faryab province, the force said in a statement.

The alliance accused the Taliban leader of moving weapons and roadside bombs, as well as, planning suicide bomb and direct fire attacks against Afghan forces in the Ghormach and Qaisar districts. The unnamed rebel leader was also accused of collecting taxes from local nationals and receiving finances from foreign countries for insurgent activity.

ISAF said during the operations two armed insurgents displayed hostile intent toward the security force, assessing an immediate threat the force fired, killing both insurgents.

Also in Faryab, a combined Afghan and coalition security force killed three insurgents during an operation in search of Taliban leaders in Qaisar district.

The statement said during the operation, several insurgents were observed displaying hostile intent toward the security force.  Assessing an immediate threat, the force fired, killing three insurgents.

In Kunduz district, northern Kunduz province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained one insurgent during an operation in search of an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator on Thursday. The facilitator is involved in attack planning against Afghan forces in the Kunduz area, the force said.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents and detained as many others during an operation in Kajaki district of southern Helmand province on Thursday.

In Tarnek wa Jaldak district, Zabul province, one suspected insurgent was detained during an operation in search of a Taliban leader.

Another suspected insurgent was held during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Musa Qal’ah district, the statement said.

A narcotics cache was discovered during an operation in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday. The security force seized 2,822 pounds (1,283 kilograms) of hashish.

In Sabari district of southeastern Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Haqqani networkinfo-icon leader, yesterday. The leader coordinates roadside bomb and ambush attacks and recently conducted an attack against Afghan forces in the Sabari district, the statement said.

In Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, a combined security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader, yesterday.

A separate combined force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in Muhammad Agha district of central Logar province, yesterday, the alliance said. 

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