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2 militants killed, many detained: ISAF

2 militants killed, many detained: ISAF

Apr 19, 2013 - 17:15

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Two militants were killed and a third wounded and several others, including a senior Talibaninfo-icon leader and a Haqqani facilitator, were detained during operations in several provinces, ISAFinfo-icon said on Friday.

The senior Taliban leader was held along with a number of other insurgents during an operation by Afghan and coalition forces in Nahr-i- Saraj district of southern Helmand province on Friday, the force said in a statement.

The joint force came under fire from multiple insurgents and one of the attackers was wounded after the forces engaged them.

The joint force also seized two rifles, four magazines and 60 pounds of opium as a result of the operation, the ISAF statement said.

An Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday, the release said.

A Haqqani facilitator and a number of other insurgents were detained in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, the statement said, adding the facilitator is believed to be a vital link in the Haqqani networkinfo-icon’s IED operations throughout the district.

A number of insurgents were detained during a separate operation in search of a Haqqani facilitation leader in Sabari district of southeastern Khost province. One AK-47, one pistol, three grenades, three AK-47 magazines, ammunition and bomb-making material.


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