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British Special Forces Help Foil Kabul Attack

14.08.2012

British Special Forces have taken part in a raid that foiled a suicide attack by Taliban-affiliated insurgents in the Afghani capital, Kabul, last weekend, it has emerged.

According to The Mirror newspaper, troops from the Special Air Service assisted the National Security Directorate (NSD), the Afghani intelligence service, in planning and executing a raid on a hideout belonging to a terror group known as the Haqqanis.

The operation took place in the Shur Bazaar area of Kabul City following a tip-off from a local informant. Under the cover of darkness, British Special Forces moved in on vehicles and set up a perimeter around the target compound as NDS forces stormed inside, throwing stun grenades. The operation was carried out so quickly that it took the occupants of the compound by complete surprise, resulting in the capture of several high-ranking terrorists and a number of weapons and suicide-vests. It is believed that the group were about to carry out a number of attacks against senior Afghan government ministers.

This latest reported UKSF operation in Kabul follows from an incident in April this year when UKSF troops led a counter-attack against militants who had attacked the capital. SAS/SBS troops are said to have worked closely with Afghan special operations forces and intelligence officers on numerous occasions.

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