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US hands over detained Afghans after protests

The U.S. military has handed over a group of Afghans detained this week to local police after angry protests outside its main base in Afghanistan, police said on Wednesday. About 2,000 Afghans protested outside the U.S. base at Bagram north of Kabul on Tuesday to demand the release of locals who the U.S. military said were arrested in an anti-insurgent operation. The suspects were seized along with improvised bombs of the sort used by Taliban and allied Islamist insurgents. The U.S. military said on Tuesday six suspects had been captured in a raid by U.S. and Afghan forces, after earlier saying eight men had been detained. Full Story

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