Boy escapes from insurgents to avoid suicide attack
The orphaned boy aged between 10 and 12 years fled to the Afghan Police after escaping from insurgents, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.
It quoted the boy as saying the insurgents had given him money in order to influence him to wear a suicide vest and detonate it near ISAF or Afghan personnel, but he refused. He is currently receiving care and support from the police.
The statement further said two Taliban leaders, an attack commander and an improvised explosive (IED) expert, were arrested during a joint operation in Ghazni district of southern Ghazni province.
Afghan and coalition forces had confirmed the arrest of a Haqqani improvised explosive device (IED) attack leader in southeastern Khost province on Monday, the statement said.
Provincial Response Company Wardak, mentored by coalition forces, reinforced another PRC patrol under enemy fire in central Maidan Wardak province yesterday and successfully defeated the insurgent
attack, killing seven in action, the statement said.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Ghazni, today. The detained Taliban leader is believed to have coordinated with insurgent groups to conduct direct-fire and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces.
Afghan National Army soldiers in partnership with United States Special Forces killed one insurgent after being attacked at a local bazaar and a combined ANA and US outpost in Bahadur village, Wardak province, yesterday.
After approximately 8-10 insurgents opened fire with small arms and rocket propelled grenades, the statement said, adding the combined force returned fire, secured the bazaar and village, and killed one insurgent at his fighting position.
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