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Combined Force Detains Suspects in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

KABUL, Nov. 3, 2009 – A combined Afghan and international security force detained several suspected militants today and yesterday in Afghanistan’s Helmand and Kandahar provinces, military officials reported.

A combined force detained several suspects in Helmand province today after searching a compound known to be used by a Taliban leader in charge of coordinating attacks and supplying homemade bombs to other militants in the region.

The force targeted the compound near Koshtay village in Garmsir district after intelligence indicated militant activity there. The force searched the compound without incident; no shots were fired and no one was injured.

Elsewhere, a combined security force detained several suspected militants during the search of a compound in Kandahar province yesterday known to be used by a Taliban operator in the area.

The force targeted the compound in northern Kandahar City after intelligence indicated militant activity. The force searched the compound without incident. No shots were fired, and no one was injured.

(From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command news release.)

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