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    IJC Operational Update, April 26



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A senior militant commander of Kunduz province and two senior advisors were killed in a precision air strike in northern Kunduz this morning.

    The senior insurgents were driving through a rural desert area approximately 18 miles northeast of Kunduz City when they were struck by precision air fire, killing all three.

    The senior Taliban commander was involved in all aspects of military operations in Kunduz province. He was responsible for setting target priorities, weapons distribution and directing attacks against coalition and Afghan forces.

    In Kandahar this morning, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound in northeast Kandahar City after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During a search of the compound the security force detained several suspected insurgents for further questioning.

    In the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand province yesterday, a joint patrol found a cache containing one AK-47, magazines, 130 rounds of ammunition and 13 kilograms (30 lbs) of homemade explosives. The hazardous items were destroyed and the non-hazardous items were recovered for exploitation.

    While patrolling in the Dzadran District of Paktiya province yesterday, coalition forces discovered a weapons cache containing 17 rocket-propelled grenades, nine fuses, four rear stabilizers and 300 heavy machine gun rounds. One individual was detained. The cache was destroyed.



    Date Taken: 04.26.2010
    Date Posted: 04.26.2010 04:52
    Story ID: 48696
    Location: KABUL, AF

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