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10 insurgents detained in eastern Afghan operations: ISAF

English.news.cn   2012-12-05 12:39:51            

KABUL, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Up to 10 insurgents have been captured in operations in eastern Afghan provinces, as part of increased campaign against insurgents, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) forces said Wednesday.

"Afghan and coalition forces detained 10 insurgents, located one weapons cache and cleared two improvised explosive devices ( IEDs) during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours," the ISAF's Regional Command-East (RC-East) said in a statement.

The detained insurgents were captured in Paktika province 155 km south of capital Kabul, according to the statement.

"The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning," it said.

The IEDs were found and defused in Mohmand Darah and Shinwar district of Nangarhar province 120 km east of Kabul.

Taliban militants, who have been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, have often attacked Afghan and some 100,000 NATO- led forces with IEDs and roadside bombs but the lethal weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.

On Monday, two ISAF service members were killed in an IED attack in restive southern Afghanistan.

Operations in RC-East are still ongoing, the statement said.

The Taliban militants have yet to make comments.

Editor: znz
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