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Suspects Detained in Afghanistan; Police Center Opens

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces captured 10 suspected terrorists, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai participated in the National Police Command Center’s opening ceremony this week in Afghanistan.

-- Afghan and coalition forces captured 10 suspected terrorists during a combined operation Dec. 18 near the village of Qazian in Kunar province. The captured suspects are known weapons and explosives transporters. Officials said they are linked to foreign fighter movements in the region and to suicide and improvised explosive device attacks against the combined forces.

-– Karzai attended the Dec. 16 opening ceremony of Afghanistan’s new National Police Command Center in Kabul. The facility is a $3.4 million U.S.-funded project, which establishes a direct link to the five Afghan National Police Regional Command centers. Officials say it will improve government response capability to disasters or counterinsurgency operations.

(Compiled from Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news releases.)

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