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Press Release | March 28, 2009

Coalition Forces detain suspected militants

By None , U.S. Forces - Afghanistan

Press Release

United States Forces-Afghanistan

March 4, 2009                                                         

Release Number 20090403-01

Coalition Forces detain suspected militants

KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition Forces detained three suspected militants during operations in Kapisa Province March 4.

Coalition Forces conducted operations in Tagab District, Kapisa Province, approximately 50 km northeast of Kabul, to disrupt Taliban operatives known to facilitate the movement of suicide bombers into Afghanistan.

With information provided by local Afghans, Coalition Forces targeted a compound where militants were staying.  After searching several buildings without incident, forces detained three suspected militants.

With the cooperation of those on the compound, no shots were fired and all non-combatants were unharmed.  Six women and 13 children were protected.

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