Kabul, Afghanistan – The Ghazni Provincial Response Company, supported by coalition forces, conducted an operation in Ab Band district, Ghazni province, Monday. During the operation the combined force discovered two cache locations containing chemicals, weapons and improvised explosive device components.
The first cache contained more than 1,500 kilograms (3,300 pounds) of chemicals used in the production of home-made explosives.
The second cache included 120 IED electronic control devices, along with 30 anti-personnel mines and five IEDs each containing 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of HME. All materials were destroyed on site without incident.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a senior Taliban leader in Kajaki district, Helmand province, Monday. The leader plans, directs and executes attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region.
The security force detained several suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
Afghan and coalition security forces conducted an operation in Waygal district, Nuristan province, Monday. During the operation, the security force identified the insurgent leader Musa, also known as Baitullah and Qalam. After positively identifying Musa among an armed group of insurgents, the security force engaged the group with a precision airstrike. The security force conducted a follow-on assessment, after the strike, and confirmed Musa had been killed along with numerous other insurgents. Musa was associated with both al-Qaida and Taliban forces operating in Waygal district. He coordinated insurgent activities and funneled money to them for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The airstrike did not harm any civilians or damage civilian property.