Friday, October 30, 2009

OEF Update, Oct. 30, 2009: Forces in Afghanistan Detain Militants

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 30, 2009 -- An Afghan-international security force detained a group of suspected militants in Paktya province after searching a number of buildings known to be used by a Haqqani facilitator responsible for the financing and supply of terrorist camps in the Khowst-Gardez Pass area.

The partnered security force targeted the buildings near the village of Kandaw Kalay after intelligence indicated militant activity. The joint force detained the suspected militants after searching the compound without incident. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

The Haqqani Network has developed an extensive system of supply routes in eastern Afghanistan used to arm, man and equip its militant elements and training camps within the country. Afghan and international security forces are partnering to block these routes and ensure the safety and well being of the Afghan people.

ISAF Casualties

There were no ISAF casualties in the past 24 hours.

(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)

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