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Eight Taliban Detained In Southern Afghanistan

U.S. patrol in Kandahar Province (file photo) (Fars) April 19, 2006 -- Afghan and US-led coalition forces detained eight Taliban insurgents during a combat operation in the Maiwand district of the southern province of Kandahar.

The U.S. military said late on April 18 that weapons were also seized during the raid on a compound in the village of Dukah.

The U.S. military said that in recent weeks combat missions led by Afghan security forces have disrupted multiple "terrorist" cells and foiled several suicide-and roadside-bombing plots in southern Afghanistan.