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Militants detained in Paktika, says coalition.

Byline: Pajhwok Reporter

Militants detained in Paktika, says coalition

Pajhwok Reporter - Aug 1, 2008 - 19:26

KABUL (PAN): Afghan police, backed by US-led forces, detained almost a dozen insurgents in the southeastern Paktika province after finding evidence they were IED facilitators.

The US military said on Friday after separate IED attacks on coalition and Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicles, informants provided tips that led to Thursdays arrest of seven individuals.

The detainees were responsible for the IEDs, the coalition said in a statement, which claimed traces of explosives were found in the detainees' vehicle.

More information was received from local sources in the Ahmedkhel district, pinpointing the location of several insurgents responsible for setting up illegal checkpoints used for stealing goods from local travelers. Four more were detained as a result of this information.


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Date:Aug 1, 2008
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