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    3 killed, 5 held in east: ISAF

    BAGRAM (PAN): Three insurgents were killed and another five captured during joint operations by the Afghan and coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, the alliance said on Saturday.

    The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said three insurgents were killed in response to rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire in Muqer District of Ghazni province.

    A statement from the NATO-led force said Afghanistan National Army (ANA) soldiers, along with police, also wounded one insurgent after a firing incident in the Khogyani district of the province. The detainee was sent to a medical facility for treatment.

    During the operation, the troops also detained two suspects with a cache of small arms and ammunition, and they were taken to a nearby base for questioning in the Zurmat district of Paktia province, added the statement.

    During a shootout in the Watahpur district of Kunar province, a suspect was detained. He is  being questioned.

    Meanwhile, Afghan police and a coalition force detained a suspect after discovering an improvised explosive device command wire, leading into the individual’s house in the Mohmand Dara district of Nangarhar province.