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Forces Capture Militants, Seize Weapons

American Forces Press Service

KABUL, Dec. 31, 2009 – Afghan and international security forces captured suspected militants and seized weapons in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported.

A combined force captured suspected militants in Kandahar province while pursuing a Taliban district commander.

Also in Kandahar, a combined force detained a suspected militant while searching for a Taliban commander.

Meanwhile, a combined force found two 20-pound jugs of explosives in Helmand province’s Garm Ser district. The explosives were destroyed and no one was injured.

In Kandahar province’s Panjwa district, a combined force discovered five artillery rounds tied together with wires in a sack.

Also in the south, Afghan civilians handed over four artillery shells to International Security Assistance Force members in Helmand province’s Nad Ali district.

No shots were fired and no one was harmed during these operations.

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

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