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Taliban commander found hiding in oven

By the CNN Wire Staff
Afghan troops patrol the outskirts of the town of Jellawar in the Arghandab valley.
Afghan troops patrol the outskirts of the town of Jellawar in the Arghandab valley.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The militant is found hiding in an oven
  • Late last month, another insurgent was found breathing through a tube in an oven
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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- For the second time in less than a month, security forces hunting for Taliban commanders found one hiding inside an oven, officials said Thursday.

In the latest incident Tuesday, a sub-commander allegedly responsible for attacks in three districts was found hiding in a floor oven of a compound when Afghan and coalition forces raided the location in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan.

On August 31, NATO-led troops found another sub-commander hiding in an oven, breathing through a tube, the International Security Assistance Force said. The militant had allegedly returned from Pakistan recently where he trained new recruits to make bombs.

He was caught after a raid on a compound in Ghazni province in southeastern Afghanistan.

"Whether they hide in a cave or an oven, we're going to find the enemies of Afghanistan and secure peace for this country," U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres said.