News: Patrol targets Taliban bomb facilitator in Helmand
KABUL, Afghanistan – A joint Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Force patrol targeted a Taliban suicide bomb facilitator in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, yesterday.
Several insurgents were killed and weapons were found during the operation.
The target has been involved in a number of attacks in the Lashkar Gah area.
Acting on multiple intelligence reports and tips from local citizens, the patrol moved towards a compound associated with the target. As they approached the compound, the Afghan forces initiated a call-out to give the occupants a chance to exit the building safely. When no one responded, the force moved to search and clear the compound. As they entered, they were threatened by several insurgents who were killed with precision shots.
The patrol moved to another part of the compound and were threatened by several more men. They were also engaged with precise shots and killed.
During a search of the area the patrol found three AK-47's and associated ammunition.
Several men were detained during the operation and taken by Afghan authorities for processing and further questioning.