KABUL, Afghanistan, May 27, 2010 — Combined Afghan-international security forces detained several suspected insurgents in eastern and southern Afghanistan in recent operations, military officials reported.
A combined team was searching a series of buildings in the Zharay district of Kandahar province when several suspects fled the area. They were quickly and safely apprehended.
Another combined force detained a suspected insurgent in Khost province last night while searching a compound in the Sabari district.
In another operation, an International Security Assistance Force patrol detained several men in three locations in Helmand province’s Nad‑e Ali district yesterday. They are suspected of arming the insurgency and carrying out roadside-bomb attacks in the area.
Also yesterday, a combined patrol found a weapons cache in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province. The cache contained two rocket-propelled-grenade launchers, 17 blasting caps, a propane tank, numerous assault rifle rounds, an instruction book on how to make improvised explosive devices and other bomb-making components.
No shots were fired and no civilians were harmed during the operations, officials said.
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release