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    Kabul Attack Network-associated attack planner captured in Kabul

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    07.22.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces peacefully captured another Kabul Attack Network-associated facilitator in an overnight operation here last night.

    The Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin/Taliban-associated attack planner is known to lead attacks against Afghan civilians, and Afghan and coalition forces in Kabul and was reportedly participating in attack planning against the Kabul International Conference. Tight security and offensive operations leading up to the conference foiled any significant insurgent attacks.

    The security force went to the targeted compound in Kabul and 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 attack planner and one additional suspected insurgent.

    No shots were fired and the woman and children present were protected throughout the operation.

    Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban sub-commander and several additional facilitators this week. Through these operations, ISAF forces were able to locate and destroy a large cache of dozens of mortars, rocket boosters, rocket propelled grenades and two remote-controlled improvised explosive devices located within the city of Kabul.

    "Over the past week, we were very successful in removing insurgent threats to the Kabul Conference. The conference allowed world leaders an opportunity to assemble and work with the Afghan government to further establish a peaceful, prosperous and stable Afghanistan," said Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. "We're happy we were able to prevent the insurgents from spoiling that goal. However, even though the conference is complete we will continue to aggressively prosecute the Kabul Attack Network."

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    Date Taken: 07.22.2010
    Date Posted: 07.22.2010 05:51
    Story ID: 53205
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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