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Afghan National Police, Coalition Forces disrupt IED network in Kandahar

Release No: UNRELEASED Feb. 26, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

Joint Press Release

February 25, 2009

Release Number: 20092502-02

Afghan National Police, Coalition Forces disrupt IED network in Kandahar

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Police and Coalition Forces detained six suspected militants during joint operations in Kandahar Province early Feb. 25.

In Maywand District, Kandahar Province, approximately 80 km northwest of Kandahar, ANP and Coalition Forces conducted joint operations to disrupt an improvised explosive device network that targeted Coalition Forces and facilitated foreign fighters into Kandahar Province.

With the assistance of our Afghan partners, Coalition Forces called for all non-combatants to exit the buildings.  All women and children were moved to a safe location and forces questioned the military-aged men.  Six suspected militants were detained with no shots fired, no injuries reported, and no property damaged.

ANP and Coalition Forces protected 13 women and 14 children.????

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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???