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    Afghan, ISAF forces battle insurgents in Nimroz



    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    ISAF Courtesy Release

    KABUL - An Afghan-international security force killed and wounded several insurgents in Nimroz province yesterday while pursuing a Taliban sub-commander who is also a senior facilitator known to arrange safe havens for insurgent leaders.

    The insurgent group is also involved in weapons facilitation and has ordered the execution of kidnapped Afghan civilians the Taliban accused of spying for Afghan and ISAF forces.

    The combined security force found a vehicle suspected of insurgent activity travelling in Nimroz province. As the security force approached the vehicle, they were engaged by two insurgents. The security force waited until the two individuals were a safe distance from a nearby village and then returned fire, killing them both. The force found several automatic weapons with rounds and rocket-propelled grenades in the vehicle.

    Based on information gathered from the vehicle, the Afghan partner unit identified a second vehicle attempting to hide in empty compounds within the village. When the security force tried to stop the vehicle, the occupants exited the vehicle and attempted to engage the force with multiple weapons. Several insurgents were killed and wounded in the engagement.

    No civilians were injured during this operation.



    Date Taken: 07.19.2010
    Date Posted: 07.18.2010 23:25
    Story ID: 53018
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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