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Afghan, Coalition Forces conduct raid in Khowst

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United States Forces-Afghanistan

March 15, 2009                                                     

Release Number 20091503-01

Afghan, Coalition Forces conduct raid in Khowst

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and Coalition Forces detained four suspected militants during a raid early March 15 in Khowst Province.

In Khowst District, Khowst Province, approximately 130 km southeast of Khowst, Afghan and Coalition Forces conducted a raid to significantly disrupt Haqqani terrorist network operations in the Khowst Province.  With no shots fired, the combined force conducted a thorough search of multiple buildings in several compounds.

The force found hidden in on of the compounds an AK-47 assault rifle, a pistol and 15,000 Pakistan Ruppe (about $200 U.S.).  After questioning the residents, the force detained four suspected militants without incident.

Five women and 10 children were protected.

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