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3 killed, 5 held in east: ISAF

3 killed, 5 held in east: ISAF

Apr 07, 2012 - 12:21

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

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) 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 NATOinfo-icon-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.




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