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Suspects detained in foiled attack on Kabul conference

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NATO and Afghan forces detained several insurgents
  • The aid conference was attended by representatives of nations around the world

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Several Taliban insurgents were captured this week in connection with a foiled attack on an international donor conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, the military said.

The man who allegedly planned the attack was detained Wednesday night, said a statement from NATO's International Security Assistance Force Thursday. A Taliban sub-commander and several other suspected militants were detained earlier in the week.

Spokesman Col. Rafael Torres said combined NATO and Afghan forces were successful in preventing attacks on the aid meeting, which was attended by representatives of nations around the world including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.