|02-28-2006, 11:15 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Retired DEA Agent Fights Terrorism
February 26, 2006 -- After spending several months in Afghanistan intercepting terrorist cells, retired DEA special agent Tim Sellers is now using his knowledge to train law enforcement in the United States.
In an exclusive interview with KFOX, he shares his story on the war against terror.
"There is absolutely no negotiating with terrorists," said Sellers.
It was in 2004 when Sellers was in Afghanistan training Afghan police, who were coming under attack by terrorists. Now that he's retired, Sellers is able to talk about his experience intercepting some of those terrorist cells.
In exclusive video Sellers released to KFOX, you get a glimpse of the significant work he was doing to stop terrorists. One specific day Sellers recounts stopping a suicide bomber on a busy afternoon in Kabul. He says a mosque was letting out and the streets were filled with families. Sellers describe how he and his partner were able to stop the suicide bomber.
"I was on top of him and I'm struggling with the guy as he's trying to set the bomb off. I knew he had a detonator in his vest from previous intelligence, so I grabbed his left arm, got him in a headlock," said Sellers.
In the video you can see Sellers and his partner on top of the terrorist. A U.S. helicopter provides cover from above, while the Norwegian Special Forces are holding the perimeter. He describes how things began to escalate as the crowd, not understanding what was happening, was getting hostile. "The crowds surrounded us they became very agitated that two westerners were beating up an Afghan," said Sellers.
Sellers says that day in April the suicide bomber was arrested and they were later able to intercept his entire terrorist cell with back-up from the Norwegian Special Forces.
Sellers has been awarded the Attorney General's award for Exceptional Heroism in 2005 and the DEA Medal of Valor for his actions in Afghanistan. He now travels the country speaking on war on terror.
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