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    ISAF Joint Command operational update



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – More than 40 insurgents were killed and one improvised explosive device components cache was discovered during separate clearing operations conducted by Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Force in eastern and southern Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.

    In Kunar province an ISAF task force reported an imminent threat in Nari district and called for air support. After gaining positive identification an air weapons team on scene engaged, killing more than 25 insurgents.

    According to a local media, the Taliban claim, “to have killed a large number of foreign troops” during the above clearing operations. No ISAF service member were killed in Afghanistan today.

    In the same province, an ISAF patrol, while clearing a suspect improvised explosive device, was engaged with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by numerous insurgents in Darah-ye Pech District. After gaining positive identification, ISAF forces returned fire, killing numerous insurgents, retrieved the IED and secured the area.

    In Helmand province, an Afghan National Security Force and ISAF patrol was engaged by insurgents with small arms fire in Sangin District. Combined forces returned fire, killing several insurgents and dispersing the others, who abandoned an IED components cache consisting of two pressure plates, one battery pack and 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of ammonium nitrate.

    Several insurgents were killed by an air weapons team in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar province as they were attempting to emplace an IED.

    Initial reports indicate no civilians were injured and no damage was reported in the above clearing operations.

    In Kandahar an insurgent vehicle born explosive device blasted near the Afghan National Police headquarters resulting in two Afghan civilians wounded and six Afghan National Police service members injured. Coalition forces responded on scene to assist the wounded who were evacuated to Mirwais hospital.



    Date Taken: 12.11.2010
    Date Posted: 12.11.2010 13:15
    Story ID: 61751
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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