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Taliban bomb expert held in Afghanistan

June 25, 2012 at 2:47 PM   |   Comments

GARDEZ, Afghanistan, June 25 (UPI) -- NATO security forces held a Taliban explosives expert believed to be responsible for many attacks against Afghan and coalition units, military officials said.

The Taliban member led a bomb-attack network and trained insurgents in Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said in a news release.

The man was detained in the Gardez district of Afghanistan's Pakita province, the ISAF said.

Security forces seized a pistol, grenade launcher, rocket-propelled grenades explosives and bomb components from the explosives expert, the release said.

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