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