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    Insurgents captured, killed in Kabul, Kandahar and Zabul provinces

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    07.18.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and international forces conducted operations in Kabul, Kandahar and Zabul provinces last night.

    An Afghan-international security force captured a Taliban facilitator last night in the Capital, who was considered a direct threat to the Kabul Conference.

    The combined security force went to a compound outside Katasana in Musahi district to capture the facilitator, who has direct ties to the Kabul Attack Network and is responsible for improvised explosive device, and vehicle-borne IED attacks.

    Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to peacefully exit the buildings. After the compound was cleared and secured, the combined security force detained the facilitator.

    No shots were fired and women and children were protected by the combined security force.

    The Kabul International Conference will bring together representatives of more than 70 partner countries, international and regional organizations and financial institutions to deliberate and endorse an Afghan Government-led plan for improved development, governance and stability.

    Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban sub-commander and two additional facilitators, all considered direct threats to the Kabul Conference Friday.

    A separate Afghan-international security force killed several insurgents and detained a suspected insurgent while pursuing a Taliban weapons’ facilitator in Kandahar province last night.

    The facilitator also assists with the movement of foreign fighters into the area and coordinates assassinations within Kandahar.

    As the security force approached a compound northeast of Makuan in Zharay district they were immediately engaged by a number of armed insurgents. The security force returned fire, killing several of the insurgents.

    After the initial engagement, the security force discovered an IED on a foot path leading to the targeted compound and subsequently identified multiple IED's rigged throughout the buildings in the compound. As the force continued their search they found a home-made explosives factory and a complex bunker system containing rocket propelled grenades emptied of their explosives.

    Women and children were protected by the combined security force.

    Another Afghan-international security force detained a suspected insurgent in Zabul province last night while pursuing a Shah Joy district Taliban commander.

    The combined force went to a series of compounds in Molla Bahlul Kowrunah in Shah Joy district. After clearing and securing the area, the security force interviewed the residents of the targeted compound and detained the suspected insurgent.

    No shots were fired and women and children present were protected by the combined security force.

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    Date Taken: 07.18.2010
    Date Posted: 07.18.2010 03:18
    Story ID: 53000
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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