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    Afghan, coalition forces conduct security operation in Takhar



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed four insurgents, including two armed females during a security operation targeting an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator in Taloqan district, Takhar province yesterday.

    The facilitator acquires, constructs, and moves weapons and explosives throughout the province. He is currently heavily involved in the movement and procurement of weapons for imminent attacks throughout northern Afghanistan.

    The combined security force targeted a compound in Taloqan district based on multiple reports of insurgent activity in the area. The force isolated the compound in an attempt to search for the facilitator. While setting isolation, a woman wearing a chest rack and armed with an AK-47 rifle attempted to engage the force. The security force gave numerous verbal warnings, but when the armed female pointed her weapon at them, she was subsequently killed. Afterwards, a male insurgent was killed by the force as he ignored verbal commands and picked up the AK-47 assault rifle and attempted to fire on the force

    Shortly after, a woman armed with a pistol rushed out of the targeted compound and displayed hostile intent by pointing her pistol at the security force. The security force engaged the female resulting in her death.

    Outside the main compound, several males fled the scene when the security force approached. One male insurgent maneuvered on the assault force and attempted to engage one of the elements. When he displayed hostile intent by attempting to fire on the assault force, he was also killed.

    Two additional suspected insurgents were detained after they were observed fleeing the targeted compound and attempting to evade the assault force.

    During the operation, the force discovered multiple weapons including an AK-47 assault rifle, a pistol, a chest rack, and multiple 30mm rounds primed with detonation cord and rigged as a suicide bomber vest.

    Throughout the entire operation the security force was careful to ensure the safety of all civilians.



    Date Taken: 05.17.2011
    Date Posted: 05.18.2011 00:49
    Story ID: 70562
    Location: KABUL, AF

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