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    IJC Operational Update, March 19

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    03.19.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Earlier today an Afghan-international security force searched a compound near Molla Dust, in the Panjwayee district of Kandahar province, after intelligence information verified militant activity. During the search the joint force detained several suspected militants for further questioning.

    Last night, a joint security force searched a compound south of Kandahar City, in Ali Kuzu Gushkhaneh, after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search the joint force captured a Taliban improvised explosive device facilitator responsible for planning complex attacks, developing methods to conceal IED materials and building vehicle IED's. The security force also detained several other suspected insurgents.

    In Khowst last night, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound north of the village of Samalo, in the Khowst district, after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search the joint force captured a Haqqani sub-commander accused of organizing suicide bombings, planting IED's and attacking coalition forces. Two other insurgents were also apprehended. The assault force recovered a shotgun and an automatic rifle during the search.

    In Paktiya last night, a joint security force went to a compound outside of the village of Chawni, in the Gardez district, after intelligence information confirmed militant activity. During a call out at the compound the insurgents threatened the security team, and in an escalation of violence one militant was killed and another was wounded. The wounded militant was immediately provided medical assistance. The combined force detained the wounded militant and two others. A search team found automatic rifles, grenades and IED material.

    In the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province last night, an ISAF patrol found a weapons cache buried in a vacant compound. The cache contained five Russian-made hand grenades, six rocket-propelled grenades and various small-arms ammunition. The cache was destroyed by an explosive ordnance disposal team.

    Another patrol in the district found 23 pressure-plate triggering devices for IED's yesterday. Joint forces destroyed the pressure plates.

    In Kandahar province yesterday, an Afghan National Police patrol found a weapons cache containing a grenade launcher with nine rounds, four AK-47 rifles with hundreds of rounds, 10 pistols with more than 600 rounds and three pistols with silencers. Three people were detained and the cache was confiscated.

    No Afghan civilians were harmed during these operations.

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    Date Taken: 03.19.2010
    Date Posted: 03.19.2010 03:01
    Story ID: 46873
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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