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Troops in Afghanistan Capture Three Enemy Fighters

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2008 – Coalition and Afghan forces captured three militants during operations in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials said.

Combined forces detained two enemy fighters in a joint raid aimed at degrading militant operations in Khowst province. Troops detained the targeted militant and his associate while searching compounds in Khowst district for operatives of the pro-Taliban Haqqani network.

In other news from Afghanistan, a militant appeared at Forward Operating Base Mando Zayi to complain that coalition forces had searched his house in the Nadar Shah Kot district the previous night. When coalition forces identified him as the militant targeted in the previous night's search, they apprehended him.

The militant is suspected of being a Haqqani network extremist who has smuggled weapons and conducted bombing attacks against coalition forces.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 101 news releases.)

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