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Afghan, Coalition Forces Arrest Six; Rocket Hits U.S. Base

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2007 – Afghan and coalition forces arrested six suspected militants near Khowst, in eastern Afghanistan, early today. Elsewhere, a rocket hit Bagram Air Base, but no one was killed or injured.

Today’s operation targeted several people with connections to extremist leaders and organizations operating in the Khowst area, as well as ties to attacks on Afghan and coalition forces.

The inhabitants of the targeted compounds complied with requests for peaceful surrender and were not harmed, U.S. officials said. No shots were fired during the operation, and there were no injuries reported by civilians or military personnel.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan today, a rocket hit an unoccupied area of the flight line along the runway at Bagram Air Base around 7:20 p.m. No personnel on the base were injured, officials said.

Afghan national security forces and coalition forces are investigating the incident, officials said.

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

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