News: ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and killed several insurgents during a security operation in Murghab District, Badghis province yesterday.
The targeted Taliban leader conducted IED and direct fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Darreh-I Bum and Qadis Districts of Badghis province.
The combined force targeted the leader after intelligence reports indicated insurgent activity in the district. Several insurgents were killed as they attempted to engage the security force. Additionally, two suspected insurgents were detained for further questioning.
After initial assessment, it was discovered that one of the detained individuals was the targeted leader.
No women or children were harmed during this operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Qalat District, Zabul province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during a security operation targeting a Taliban leader yesterday.
The leader directs a group of fighters augmented by al Qaida associated foreign fighters assembled in Quetta, Pakistan.
Intelligence tips led the force to search for the leader at a compound in the district. The force secured the area and had all occupants exit the building before beginning their search. The force questioned residents and detained several suspected insurgents for further questioning.
The security force also confiscated multiple AK-47 assault rifles and chest racks during the operation.
No shots were fired during the operation.
In Arghandab District, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition force patrol discovered a weapons cache yesterday consisting of 200 120 mm mortar rounds, 30 cases of 12.7 mm rounds, one Afghan national army uniform and one Afghan national police uniform.
All weapons have been or will be destroyed by the security forces.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and detained one suspected insurgent during a security operation in Charkh District, Logar province yesterday.
The leader was directly responsible for conducting ambushes against Afghan and coalition forces with IEDs and rocket-propelled grenades. He also facilitated the movement of weapons, ammunition and insurgents in the district.
The combined security force cleared and searched a compound in Charkh District, where they interviewed residents about insurgent activity. During initial questioning, the force identified and detained two individuals with suspected ties to insurgent activity. It was later discovered that one of the individuals detained was the targeted insurgent leader.
No shots were fired during the search and no civilians were harmed.
In Bak District, Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Hezb-E Islami Gulbuddin facilitator and one of his associates during a security operation yesterday.
The facilitator was responsible for assisting the movement of munitions throughout Khost province for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
The combined security force targeted a compound in the district. An Afghan soldier called all occupants out of the buildings, allowing the security force to ensure the safety of all women and children. After all occupants were secured, the force searched the compound.
While questioning residents a man identified himself as the targeted individual. The security force took him into custody and detained one of his associates.
In Jaghatu District, Ghazni province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader yesterday.
The senior Taliban leader directs dozens of fighters in the area and emplaces IEDs targeting Afghan and coalition forces.
After gathering intelligence reports, the combined security force searched for the senior leader at a compound in the district. After conducting initial questioning on-scene, the force detained several individuals with suspected ties to insurgent activity in the area.
The operation was conducted and completed without any shots being fired and no civilians were harmed.