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PAN, September 22, 2012

ISAF, Afghan official differ over raid that killed one

The NATO-led International Security Force (ISAF) on Saturday said that several insurgents, including a Taliban leader believed to be behind the Nov. 10, 2011 suicide attack, were arrested during a joint operation in southeastern Paktia province, contradicting claims that a civilian had been killed and others arrested.

An ISAF statement said the Thursday’s operation, also involving Afghan forces, was conducted in the Syed Karam district. A Haqqani network leader accused of making and planning roadside bombs and conducting attacks on Afghan and coalition forces was also arrested during the operation, it said.

The operation was conducted on a house where a wedding party was taking place in Chino area on Thursday, the governor’s spokesman, Rohulllah Samoon, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Local authorities had not been informed about the operation, he said, adding the slain man had recently returned from Kuwait on vacations and the detainees were all civilians.
PAN, Sep. 22, 2012

As the joint force attempted to enter the Taliban leader’s compound, an insurgent opened fire at them. The attacker was killed in return fire.

However, an official said one civilian was killed and seven others were detained by foreign troops during the night-time operation.

The operation was conducted on a house where a wedding party was taking place in Chino area on Thursday, the governor’s spokesman, Rohulllah Samoon, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Local authorities had not been informed about the operation, he said, adding the slain man had recently returned from Kuwait on vacations and the detainees were all civilians.

Tribal elder Haji Wali said the operation was conducted on the house of the bride and the victim belonged to her family. The bride’s family members and some guests were among those detained, he said. The forces smashed locks of boxes and took away gold, money and other things, he alleged.


Afghans protest the killing of two civilians during a joint Afghan-NATO raid early Tuesday
May 1, 2012: Afghan villagers stand around the bodies of loved ones who were allegedly killed in an Afghan-led operation in Laghman east of Kabul, Afghanistan. NATO says a Taliban leader and another insurgent were killed after they opened fire on security forces taking part in an Afghan-led operation in the eastern province of Laghman. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

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