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Forces in Afghanistan Detain Militants

American Forces Press Service

KABUL, Dec. 3, 2009 – Combined Afghan and international forces detained several suspected militants in operations in Afghanistan over the last two days, military officials reported.

A combined force pursuing a Taliban subcommander searched a compound near the village of Jamad Kheyl in Wardak province’s Sayed Abad district after intelligence sources indicated militant activity there and detained several suspected militants.

In Khost province yesterday, a combined force detained a handful of suspected militants while pursuing a Taliban bomb-attack facilitator.

The force searched a compound near the village of Khatekah in the Sabari district after intelligence sources indicated militant activity there and detained the suspected militants, including the bombing facilitator.

No shots were fired and no one was harmed in either operation, officials said.

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

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