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Afghans Say Al Qaeda Suspects Held at Border

U.S.-led coalition forces have captured two people suspected of links with al Qaeda and the Taliban on Afghanistan’s southern border with Pakistan, an Afghan official said on Tuesday. Separately, U.S. forces in the southeastern Khost region detained a man after finding a cache of anti-personnel mines on Monday, a military spokesman said. The arrests in Khost and the border town of Spin Boldak came after Pakistani officials said they had detained 10 men since the weekend in the northwestern city of Peshawar for suspected al Qaeda links. Spin Boldak district administrator Syed Fazal Din Agha did not identify the suspects arrested on Monday. He told Reuters U.S. and Afghan troops had intensified their search for suspected al Qaeda and Taliban members in the border region after a rocket attack on a Pakistani checkpost the same day. Full Story

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