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1 fighter killed, 6 detained in east

1 fighter killed, 6 detained in east

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Dec 14, 2012 - 16:29

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): One insurgent was killed and six others were detained during joint operations by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) personnel in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon over the past 24 hours, the alliance said on Friday.

The militant was killed during an operation by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the Asmar district of Kunar province, a statement from coalition forces said. Six fighters were arrested in Batikot district of neighbouring Nangarhar province/

The detainees were transferred to a military base for questioning, the statement added. The forces also found and safely cleared an improvised explosives device (IED) in the district.

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