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The Afghan National Police has been credited with stopping a planned attack on U.S. and Afghan forces in the Jalalabad area, officials said Wednesday.

The police received a tip that insurgents had planted roadside bombs on a route routinely used by coalition forces.

They informed U.S. soldiers, who located and disarmed the devices, officials reported.

Separately, Afghan National Police arrested two men with a large amount of money, small arms and documents linking them to insurgents near Ghazni.

“These incidents are indicative of the success Afghan and U.S. forces have against the enemies of this nation every day,” Brig. Gen. James Champion, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force-76, said in a news release.

“Afghan Army and police forces are a critical step in the government of Afghanistan’s march toward a safe and secure future.”


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