Suspects Captured in Afghanistan;
Weapons Cache Found
(AFPS) Coalition forces in Afghanistan captured
eight suspected terrorists and discovered a weapons cache.
with coalition advisors, captured five suspected extremists during an operation
at a compound near Asadabad in Konar province.
targeted extremist facilitators suspected of helping militant
fighters enter Konar province from Bajaur Agency in neighboring
Pakistan, military officials said.
National Police members also arrived on scene shortly after
the operation began. To prevent possible misunderstanding between
police and military forces mixing in the compound, and due
to the military nature of the targets, Afghan military personnel
retained control of the operation. No shots were fired, and
there were no injuries reported as a result of the operation.
operation near Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghan
and coalition forces detained two suspected extremists.
were the latest in a string of successful operations by Afghan
and coalition forces targeting known militant groups in the
area, primarily members of the ousted Taliban regime.
in Afghanistan, Afghan and coalition forces arrested
one person at a compound in Khost province after uncovering
a small weapons cache and other contraband items.
force detained one adult Afghan male after discovering several
AK-47 assault rifles, various other firearms, hand grenades,
rocket-propelled grenades and materials used for detonating
of the target compound, who complied with a request for peaceful
surrender, were not harmed.