OEF Update, May 30, 2009: Troops Nab 3 Suspected al-Qaida Insurgents in Khost
Dispatches from the Front:
KABUL, Afghanistan, May 30, 2009 -- Afghan and coalition forces detained three suspected al-Qaida operatives this morning in Khost during a raid to capture an insurgent known to recruit foreign extremists for attacks in eastern Afghanistan.
In Khost city, Afghan and coalition forces patrolled to an urban area and searched a building where intelligence sources indicated the targeted insurgent and his associates were staying overnight.
Without incident, the combined forces detained three suspects.
"Afghan and coalition forces have had some very successful operations in the last several days – specifically in the eastern provinces – and we are not slowing down," said Ministry of Defense spokesman Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi. "We will continue to partner with coalition forces and aggressively pursue extremists and the leaders who direct their actions."
(Compiled from U.S. Forces Afghanistan news releases.)
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