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    IJC Operational Update, April 8

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    04.08.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan-international security force captured a Taliban improvised explosive device expert and several other militants in Kandahar province this morning.

    The security force searched a compound just west of Kandahar City after intelligence determined militant activity. During the search the security force captured the IED expert heavily involved in IED manufacturing, emplacements and attacks throughout the Kandahar area. Several other militants were also captured.

    This capture may degrade the Taliban's IED capabilities in the Kandahar area. Because of his links to other militant networks coalition forces believe this IED expert could also provide information on other Taliban leaders.

    Also in Kandahar this morning, a joint force searched a compound in the town of Bazar-e Pannivai, in the Kandahar district, after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search the joint force detained several suspected militants for further questioning.

    In the Zharay district of Kandahar this morning, an Afghan-international security patrol found a booby-trapped cache containing two suicide vests, six grenades and eight AK-47's. The cache will be destroyed.

    In Wardak last night, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound west of Yusof Kheyl, in the Sayed Abad district, after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search the security force captured a Haqqani heavy weapons facilitator, responsible for the sale and distribution of weapons ranging from heavy machine guns to sniper rifles. The Haqqani have used indiscriminant bombings, small-arms attacks, murder, kidnappings, and intimidation to achieve their aims.

    Another militant was also captured during the search.

    The combined force also found several automatic rifles and Taliban propaganda. This capture is likely to hinder weapons procurement by militant networks in the area.

    No shots were fired and no one was injured during any of these operations.

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    Date Taken: 04.08.2010
    Date Posted: 04.08.2010 03:24
    Story ID: 47827
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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