Six suspected insurgents detained in Afghanistan

March 2nd, 2008 - 12:50 am ICT by admin  

Kabul, March 1 (Xinhua) Six suspected insurgents have been detained during a combined operation of Afghan security forces and the US-led coalition troops in the country’s south province of Zabul, said a military statement issued here Saturday. The arrests were made Feb 29 when the joint force carried out a raid in the Deh Chopan district of Zabul “targeting a Taliban commander,” the statement said.

The coalition said the detainees would be questioned on their involvement in the Taliban operations as well as other extremist activities.

The multi-national coalition forces, including 16,000-strong US troops, are deployed in Afghanistan for fighting militants and ensuring security.

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