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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    02.09.2011

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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces killed Awal Jan, a Taliban weapons and improvised explosive device facilitator during a security operation in Chak-e district, Wardak province yesterday.

    Awal Jan was operating in the district, supplying insurgents with weapons and IED components to include explosive material for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

    Security forces followed leads to a targeted location in the district, where Afghan and coalition forces conducted a search after securing the compound. While securing the location Awal Jan, who was armed, threatened the security force, resulting in him being killed. The security force recovered an AK-47, chest rack and ammunition from Awal Jan.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan.

    North

    Afghan and coalition forces targeted a compound where an Islamic Jihad Union facilitator and several suspected insurgents were detained during an operation in Dowlatabad district, Balkh province, yesterday.

    The facilitator is responsible for coordinating the movement of foreign fighters from Iran and Pakistan into Afghanistan. Several suspected insurgents were detained based on initial questioning at the scene.

    A separate security force searched a compound in Nahr-e Shahi district where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit out of the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Several suspected insurgents were detained based on initial questioning at the scene.

    South

    In Arghandab district, Kandahar province, an Afghan National Security Force and ISAF patrol found a weapons cache consisting of 14 anti-personnel mines, six grenades, three initiators, one sack of ball bearings, five blocks of explosives, seven rocket propelled grenade warheads, seven mortars and loose ammunition, also in the district a separate Afghan National Army and ISAF patrol found six 82 mm rounds.

    In Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, a combined patrol discovered 450 pounds (205 kilograms) of marijuana.

    East

    In Gelan district, Ghazni province, Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban facilitator along with one suspected insurgent during an operation yesterday. The facilitator was responsible for providing detailed reports to senior Taliban leaders to assist them in ambush attacks against Afghan and coalition vehicles in the area. The facilitator and one suspected insurgent were detained based on initial questioning at the scene.

    In Nangarhar province yesterday, Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban leader during an operation in Surkh Rod district. The leader operated out of Pachir wa Agam district, and was responsible for planning and organizing attacks against the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials and coalition forces in Jalalabad and surrounding areas. Reports led the security forces to the targeted compound in the district, where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit out of the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The Taliban leader identified himself as the targeted insurgent and was detained.

    A Haqqani Network facilitator along with two suspected insurgents was detained yesterday by Afghan and coalition forces during an operation in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province. The facilitator was responsible for the facilitation and execution of an imminent suicide-vehicle borne IED attack against Afghan National Army and coalition forces. The facilitator was identified as the targeted insurgent by an individual in the compound and was detained. The two additional suspected insurgents were detained based on initial questioning at the scene.

    In Ghaziabad district, Kunar province, an ISAF patrol received small arms fire from an unknown number of insurgents. After gaining positive identification, coalition forces requested close air support and engaged the enemy position, killing one insurgent.

    In Nurgaram district, Nuristan province, an ISAF patrol discovered 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of homemade explosives.

    In Kahmard district, Bamyan province, an ISAF patrol found 58 82 mm rounds, two 107 mm rounds, two 81 mm rounds, four 81 mm missiles, one RPG round and one mine.

    In Bamyan province, one Afghan child was killed and another wounded while playing with unexploded ordnance in Kahman district, yesterday. Afghan Army soldiers responded to the scene of the incident. The wounded child was transported to a local hospital.

    In Andar district, Ghazni province, an ISAF patrol observed two insurgents with weapons on a motorcycle. After establishing positive identification, coalition forces engaged the enemy position with one Hellfire, killing the two insurgents.

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    Date Taken: 02.09.2011
    Date Posted: 02.10.2011 01:00
    Story ID: 65101
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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