News: ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force captured an al-Qaida facilitator during an operation in Gardez district, Paktiya province, today.
The facilitator coordinated insurgent activity throughout the area and provided reports to senior al-Qaida leaders in Pakistan.
No civilians were harmed during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan led and coalition supported security force discovered a weapons cache during an operation in Kunduz district, Kunduz province, Saturday. The weapons cache consisted of several mortar rounds and a quantity of small arms ammunition. Two suspected insurgents were detained by Afghan security forces for further questioning. The security force destroyed the cache without incident.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during a patrol in Panjwa ‘i district, Kandahar province, today. The cache consisted of approximately 5,559 pounds (2,545 kilograms) of marijuana. The marijuana was confiscated and will be destroyed at a later date.
An Afghan led and coalition supported security force discovered a weapons cache during an operation in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Saturday. The cache contained multiple anti-tank mines and improvised explosive device-making materials. The security force destroyed the cache on site without incident.
In Qalander district, Khost province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani Network leader today. The leader conducts attacks against Afghan forces in Nadir Shah Kot district. The security force confiscated multiple grenades and AK-47 assault rifles and detained several suspected insurgents during the operation.
An Afghan led and coalition supported security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Nerkh district, Wardak province, today. The leader supplied bomb-making materials, weapons and ammunition for use by insurgent fighters conducting attacks in Maidan Shahr and Nerkh districts. The security force confiscated multiple bomb-making materials during the operation.