News Icon

News: Afghan commandos overpower insurgents, kill two in Kapisa

Story by Staff Sgt. Opal VaughnSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan commandos killed two insurgents and detained two during a clearing operation in Kapisa province’s Nejrab district that ended Dec. 16.

Commandos of the 6th Special Operations Kandak were clearing Asafkhel village when a number of armed insurgents attacked them using small-arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and machine-gun fire.

The commandos immediately returned fire overpowering the enemy fighters, killing two of the attackers and detaining two.

The commandos also found a small weapons cache of two AK-47 assault rifles, ammunition vests and multiple grenades.

Successful missions conducted by commandos demonstrate their commitment to an Afghanistan free of insurgents. By taking the responsibility for a secure Afghanistan into their own hands, they continue to make progress and retain hard-won gains.

Those detained are in custody of the province’s National Directorate of Security. There were no reports of civilian casualties or structural damage during this operation.

Web Views

Podcast Hits

Public Domain Mark
This work, Afghan commandos overpower insurgents, kill two in Kapisa, by SSG Opal Vaughn, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.16.2013

Date Posted:12.16.2013 10:50


More Like This

  • Afghan national army commando students captured an insurgent and thwarted an insurgent attack, in Kapisa province, April 21.
  • Afghan Commandos from the 1st Special Operations Kandak captured a key insurgent leader and killed two other insurgents during a clearing operation that ended Aug. 24 in Nangarhar province’s Khogyani district.
  • Afghan commandos with the 6th Special Operations Kandak killed an insurgent and detained two others Sept. 5 in the Yakdand village of Kabul province’s Sarobi district.
  • Insurgents killed two Afghan women and an Afghan National Army Commando during their attack on a village in Ghomach district, May 4.


  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard




  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr