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Coalition, Afghan Troops Detain Five in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2008 – Coalition and Afghan forces detained five suspected insurgents during separate operations recently in Afghanistan’s Ghanzi and Paktia provinces, officials said.

Coalition and Afghan forces captured two insurgents yesterday in Ghanzi province during an operation targeting foreign-fighter facilitators in the area.

In Paktia province June 17, coalition and Afghan forces captured three insurgents during an operation designed to disrupt foreign-fighter activities. Troops also confiscated large sums of Afghan and U.S. cash and three motorcycles believed to be used for militant operations, officials said.

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

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