News: Afghan National Security Forces disrupt insurgent activities in eastern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan national security forces, assisted by coalition forces, disrupted a number of insurgent activities in eastern Afghanistan during the past week while conducting operations in support of the security and stability of the country.
The combined elements discovered a roadside bomb while conducting a combat reconnaissance patrol in the Khowst District, Khowst province, Saturday. The roadside bomb, which was discovered in a culvert under a paved road, weighed approximately 5 pounds and was made to be command-detonated. The ANSF safely neutralized the explosive device.
Elsewhere, in Meydan Shahr District, Wardak province, ANSF and coalition forces recovered a weapons cache containing fourteen mines after being notified of the cache's location by villagers in the area. The villagers were taking advantage of the Small Rewards Program, which provides Afghan citizens with compensation when they facilitate the turn-in and recovery of armament caches.
Also in Khowst province, Afghan national army commandos of the 203rd Corps discovered a roadside bomb while conducting a foot patrol in the Sabari District, Saturday. An ANA Commando spotted a wire protruding from an irrigation ditch and immediately alerted the rest of the patrol. The combined elements followed the wire and discovered a roadside bomb with a battery pack and switch. The roadside bomb was destroyed in place.
Later during the patrol, the ANA commandos discovered and disabled a car that had been prepared for use as a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device along the side of a road. Wires protruding from the dashboard led to a battery pack and to a switch attached to the gear shift. The back had been hollowed out.
No ANSF, coalition forces or non-combatants were injured during this operation.