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7 insurgents killed, 32 arrested in E. Afghanistan

English.news.cn   2011-09-26 13:15:56 FeedbackPrintRSS

KABUL, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Afghan and NATO-led forces during operations have killed seven insurgents and captured 32 in eastern Afghanistan's provinces over the past 24 hours, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Monday.

"Ten Afghan and Coalition force conducted operations in RC-East (Regional Command-East) killing seven enemies, the detaining 32 suspected individuals and a weapon cache turned in over the past 24 hours throughout the region," said a statement issued by ISAF' s RC-East here.

A concerned local Afghan civilian turned over a weapons cache that included 11 mortar rounds, two anti-tank mines, an anti- personnel mine, a jug of homemade explosives, a bag of improvised explosive device (IED) components, 24 rocket primers, two 82mm recoilless rifle rounds, two bolt actions rifles and two shotguns and a heavy machine gun barrel, according to the statement.

It also confirmed that a Coalition drone was crashed in country' s eastern Paktika province in the same period of time.

"An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed in the Sar Rowzah District of Paktika Province. The UAV was recovered and there was no enemy activity in the area prior to the crash," it said.

Afghan and NATO officials often use the word "insurgents" for referring to Taliban militants.

The insurgent group, who stepped up their attacks on Afghan and about 140,000 ISAF troops stationed in the country since a spring rebel offensive was launched in May this year in the country, has yet to make comments.

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Editor: Chen Zhi
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