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Coalition, Afghan Forces Make Arrests, Find Weapons

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2007 – Afghan and coalition troops arrested five suspected terrorists and seized illegal weapons in two operations today, military officials reported.

Afghan forces supported by coalition troops arrested a man near Asadabad, in Kunar province, early this morning. The operation targeted a regional militant commander with connections to roadside-bomb attacks and facilitating the movement of foreign fighters into the province.

In another operation early today, Afghan and coalition forces arrested four Afghan men and uncovered weapons near Jalalabad, in Nangarhar province.

Officials said credible information linked to multiple attacks in the Jalalabad area led the combined force to the compound, where they discovered rocket-propelled grenades and propellant. The rockets were removed from the compound and destroyed.

No shots were fired during either operation, and there were no reports of injuries to civilians or military personnel.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 82 news releases.)

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