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Afghan National Police disrupt militant activities in Ghazni

Release No: UNRELEASED April 2, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

Press Release

United States Forces Afghanistan

March 7, 2009

Release Number: 20090703-02

Afghan National Police disrupt militant activities in Ghazni

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Police, assisted by Coalition Forces, captured two enemy weapons facilitators during an early-morning search of a compound in Ghazni District, Ghazni Province March 6.

The two enemies of Afghanistan are linked to weapons smuggling and supplying Taliban commanders with weapons and ammunition to facilitate attacks on Afghan National Security Forces.

The ANP secured the area with no shots fired.  No ANP, Coalition Forces or non-combatants were injured in this operation.

“The Afghan National Police have proved once again they can accomplish event the most difficult operations regardless of time of day and do it with the utmost professionalism,” said Zemarai Bashary, Ministry of Interior spokesperson.  “The capture of the two criminals will disrupt attacks in the area and deny militants sanctuary in Ghazni Province.”

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Contact information:

  • Ministry of Interior, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Directorate of Media and Public Relations, office telephone:  93 (0) 220 1758

  • US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs, office telephone:  93 (0) 799 51 2919