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2 militants killed, 4 more arrested in Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua | 03-19-2009 15:09

KABUL, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Afghan forces backed with the U.S.-led Coalition forces Wednesday morning killed two militants and arrested four more during operations in Nagarhar province of eastern Afghanistan, a Coalition statement issued here said.

"Two armed militants engaged the joint forces were killed and a total of four suspected militants were detained in the operation to disable an Al Qaida cell that facilitates suicide bombers and plans improvised explosive device attacks in Bati Kowt district," the statement said.

It added that "the force found two AK-47 assault rifles, one Marakov pistol and a vehicle that had been altered to be used as a vehicle-borne IED."

"During the search, the force also found seven kilograms of opium, which they destroyed on site," it said.


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