May 3, 2007

Suspected IED Cell Members Detained in Khowst

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan and Coalition forces detained two adult males after a raid on a compound in the Mandozai district of the Khowst Province early this morning.

Credible evidence led the forces to the detainees, who are suspected operatives in the Haqqani network, responsible for facilitating IED attacks on peaceful Afghans and Coalition forces in the Khowst Province.

“IEDs kill indiscriminately,” said Army Maj. Christopher Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force-82 spokesperson. “The more we can find and the more criminals we can detain, who make these devices, the safer we can make the Afghan roadways.”

No shots were fired, and no one was injured during the operation.

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