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    Afghan, coalition force continues targeting Baghlan insurgent networks



    Courtesy Story

    IJC Public Affairs Advisory Team- Regional Command North

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition security forces detained two insurgents and killed four in Takhar province last night while in pursuit of a Taliban facilitator involved in attack planning.

    The facilitator is associated with several al Qaeda, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Taliban leaders operating in Baghlan province.

    Based on intelligence tips, the security force targeted a compound in the village of Marzek in Ishkamish district to search for the facilitator. As the security force approached the targeted compound, insurgents immediately threatened the security force from several areas outside the targeted compound. The security force engaged from the ground and from coalition force aircraft, killing four insurgents.

    After the area was secure, Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully and then the joint security force cleared and secured the compound. After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained two insurgents.

    Additionally, the security force discovered a weapons cache inside a building with automatic weapons, pistols, 50 mortar fuses, nine improvised explosive devices, an anti-tank mine and a remote detonator. The security force destroyed the weapons cache in place after they were unable to defuse the anti-tank mine.

    The assault force protected the women and children for the duration of the search.



    Date Taken: 09.26.2010
    Date Posted: 09.26.2010 01:51
    Story ID: 56974
    Location: AF

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