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News: ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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KABUL, Afghanistan – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents during a security operation targeting a Taliban facilitator in Surkh Rod District, Nangarhar province, yesterday.

The facilitator has coordinated several attacks against the Afghan government and the Afghan National Army. Additionally, he is responsible for supplying roadside bomb components and ammunition to insurgents in the area.

Upon arriving in the district, the security force encountered a group of insurgents, armed with rocket propelled grenade launchers and AK-47 assault rifles. An exchange of fire initiated shortly after, resulting in several insurgents killed.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

In Arghandab District, Kandahar province, an Afghan and coalition combined security force detained two suspected insurgents yesterday while searching for a Taliban facilitator. The facilitator is responsible for planning and executing roadside bomb attacks against Afghan National Security Forces in Arghandab District.

In Qalat District, Zabul province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected insurgents during a security search for a Taliban leader yesterday. The leader is responsible for roadside bomb and direct fire attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces. He has also coordinated complex ambushes in the province.

During a security operation in Spin Boldak District, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader and two suspected insurgents yesterday. The leader directed insurgent attacks in the Nawa area of Spin Boldak.

In Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several Taliban insurgents during a security operation, yesterday. The suspected insurgents were detained by Afghan forces for further questioning.

Also in the South, a combined Afghan and coalition security force killed an insurgent leader and several subordinate fighters during an exchange of small-arms fire in Nimroz province Thursday.

The targeted leader had links to other senior insurgents across Helmand and Nimroz provinces and was heavily involved in the production of improvised explosive devices.

East

During a security operation in Zurmat District, Paktiya province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents yesterday while searching for a Haqqani network leader. The leader coordinates roadside bomb and direct attacks against the Afghan National Army.

In Terayzai District, Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security search for a Haqqani network facilitator yesterday, resulting in two suspected insurgents detained. The facilitator is involved in weapons distribution and roadside bomb construction.

In Ghazni District, Ghazni province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader yesterday. The leader oversees fighters and plans attacks against Afghan National Security Forces.

Also in the East, a combined Afghan and coalition force operation detained numerous insurgents in Maidan Shahr District, Wardak province yesterday. The target of the operation was an IED cell leader responsible for numerous attacks against coalition forces in the district. The detained individuals were taken by Afghan authorities for processing and further questioning.

Finally, a combined Afghan and coalition force targeted an insurgent group during an operation in Kabul District, Kabul province, yesterday. Two insurgents were detained by Afghan authorities for further questioning.


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Date Taken:08.06.2011

Date Posted:08.06.2011 04:07

Location:KABUL, AFGlobe

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