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2 including army officer detained in Logar

2 including army officer detained in Logar

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Dec 14, 2011 - 12:29

PUL-I-ALAM (PANinfo-icon): Two men, including an officer of the Afghan National Army (ANA), were detained on the charge of having ties to Talibaninfo-icon fighters in the central province of Logar, officials said on Wednesday.

The men were detained from their house as a result of a raid in the Purak area on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

ANA officer Kabir was detained on Tuesday night on the basis of false reports, while he was on leave, army officer Ahmadzai said. They were trying to ensure his release, he added.

“At 9:30pm ISAFinfo-icon troops entered our house and arrested my bother and cousin,” said Kabir’s brother, Tamim. Kabir has been working with ANA over the past eight years, he added.

However, ISAF said in a statement they had detained a car bombing facilitator of the Haqqani networkinfo-icon along with a fighter during an operation in the area. The detainee was accused of having hand in a recent suicide attack in Logar that killed one civilian and injured nine others.

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