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US, Afghan Forces Kill 4, Detain 5 in Eastern Afghanistan


Officials in eastern Afghanistan say U.S. and Afghan government forces have killed four people and arrested five, including several Arab fighters, during raids against suspected al-Qaida compounds.

The officials say the early morning raids took place in the Bati Kot district in Nangarhar province.

The U.S. military said several Arab fighters were among the suspects killed or detained in the operation. A military statement said the raids also netted a haul of weapons, explosives and cash.

The statement urged Afghan citizens with information about militants to report it to U.S-led forces or Afghan police.

U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan are hunting remnants of the ousted Taleban regime and their al-Qaida allies. The militants frequently attack U.S. military and Afghan government targets.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.