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NATO, Afghan Forces Kill Five Insurgents, Arrest Others

  • RFE/RL

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says coalition forces and Afghan troops have killed five insurgents during military operations in Afghan provinces.

ISAF says three insurgents were killed and a senior Taliban leader was arrested in the northern province of Baghlan on May 27. It says two militants also were also killed on the same day in the northeastern province of Kunar.

Meanwhile, an ISAF statement says Afghan and coalition forces arrested a senior leader of the militant Haqqani network on May 28 in the eastern province of Paktia.

The militant leader is suspected of plotting kidnappings of Afghan civilians, as well as planning and carrying out attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

The ISAF statement said seven other militants were arrested in Paktia together with the Haqqani network leader.