Tuesday, January 6, 2009

OEF Summary; Jan. 6, 2009: Troops in Afghanistan Target Bomb Networks

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2009 -- Afghan National Police and coalition forces seized four suspected militants yesterday during operations targeting the Haqqani and Taliban terrorist networks in Afghanistan’s Khowst and Zabol provinces.

Forces targeted a suspected Haqqani commander in the Nadir Shah Kot district, southeast of here. The suspect is believed to be responsible for suicide and bombing attacks against civilians and Afghan and coalition forces throughout Khowst province.

During the operation, forces searched several compounds without incident and detained a suspected militant.

In Zabol province, coalition forces targeted a suspected Taliban militant believed to be in contact with Taliban commanders and linked to roadside bombings and attacks against coalition forces along Highway 1 in Qalat district, northeast of Kandahar. Forces detained three suspected militants during the operation.

(From a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release.)

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