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Afghan Forces Detain Three Suspects

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2008 – With support from coalition forces, Afghan troops detained a suspected insurgent and heavy-weapons facilitator today in the Tarin Kot district of Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province, military officials reported.

The suspected facilitator is a former Afghan National Police checkpoint commander and is accused of supplying insurgents in Oruzgan province with heavy machine guns and rockets, as well as aiding suicide bombers. The arrest was made as part of ongoing Afghan investigations to remove corrupt individuals from positions of power, officials said.

Yesterday, coalition forces detained two suspected militants while targeting the Haqqani terrorist network during an operation in Khowst province.

The operation targeted a suspected militant in Mando Zayi district who is suspected of coordinating with other subcommanders who carry out roadside-bomb attacks. The targeted militant was detained during the operation.

A search of the compound revealed multiple AK-47 assault rifles, grenades and other military equipment, which was destroyed.

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

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