Four al-Qaida operatives detained in Afghanistan

July 29, 2006 10:30

Coalition forces detained four suspected al-Qaida operatives during an operation in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the US military said. The suspects didn't resist when they were nabbed during the operation early Saturday near Sal Kalay in Khost province, a US military statement said. The US military did not reveal the names or nationalities of the suspects. The purpose of the operation was to capture al-Qaida operatives who have been involved in planning attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said, adding that "the mission was successful."

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