KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition security forces conducted an operation to detain an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator in Argo district, Badakhshan province, today.
The IMU facilitator supplies weapons and explosive devices to insurgents for attacks against Afghan security forces and coalition troops throughout province.
During the operation, the security force was attacked by two groups of insurgents. The security force returned fire and requested a precision airstrike.
After the airstrike, the Afghan and coalition security force conducted a follow-on assessment of the area and determined no civilians had been harmed and multiple insurgents had been killed.
As a result of the operation, the security force recovered five AK-47s, three RPG launchers, several RPG rounds and multiple grenades.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader today. The leader conducts roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan civilians, Afghan National Security Forces and coalition troops throughout the district. He also manages the construction of explosive devices and distributes them to the insurgents under his control. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Haqqani leader in Sharan district, Paktika province, today. The leader plans and conducts roadside bombings, suicide attacks and other operations against Afghan and coalition troops. He also recruits and supplies insurgents with suicide vests, weapons, ammunition and other equipment. During the operation, the security force detained two suspected insurgents.