Afghan and coalition forces killed seven insurgents, detained three suspects and discovered an explosives laboratory in eastern Afghanistan during operations throughout the past 24 hours.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a press announced coalition airstrike killed five insurgents in response to small-arms fire in Alingar district eastern Laghman province.

The source further added a coalition airstrike killed five insurgents emplacing improvised explosive devices in Maidan Shahr district at Wardak province. An explosive ordnance team safely detonated three IEDs after the strike.

A coalition airstrike killed one insurgent in Watahpur district after he was positively identified as a Taliban commander, ISAF said adding that the individual led numerous small-arms attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. Also, coalition forces killed one insurgent after receiving small arms fire in Watahpur district.

In a separate operation Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces discovered an explosives laboratory while conducting operations in Muqer district at Ghazni province, and detained two individuals suspected to be involved with the lab. An explosive ordnance team safely destroyed the explosive materials found at the site.

Afghan Uniform Police and coalition forces positively identified and detained an insurgent wanted for multiple improvised explosive devise implants in Khowst dstrict.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.

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