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Afghan, Coalition Forces Capture Terrorist

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces captured a suspected terrorist today after searching a compound in Farah, U.S. military officials reported.

Intelligence linked the terrorist to recent makeshift car bomb attacks in the Farah region.

During the search of the compound, the suspect tried to evade capture by running from the scene. Elements of the force pursued the suspect and captured him after nearly an hour-long chase through the surrounding countryside.

Three other people were detained during the operation and will be questioned to determine their involvement with terrorist activities in the Farah region, officials said.

The operation ended with no injuries reported.

(Compiled from a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan press release.)

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