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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    03.17.2012

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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of an insurgent leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Shirin Tagab district, Faryab province, today.

    The leader plans and conducts attacks against coalition troops throughout northern Afghanistan and is also suspected in plotting an attack against a senior Afghan official.

    Initially, Afghan troops conducted a call out of the occupants of the building where the insurgents were suspected to be hiding. Women and children came out of the building followed by one man with an AK-47 rifle. The armed insurgent fired on the security force from behind the women and children. Two other insurgents fired at the security force, one from inside the building and the other from a nearby tent. The security force returned fire, killing the three armed aggressors.

    One Afghan civilian female was wounded during the exchange. A coalition helicopter evacuated her, along with her husband, to a medical facility for treatment where she is listed in stable condition.

    The security force killed one additional insurgent, wounded another, and detained several as a result of this operation.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

    South

    An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today. The leader planned and conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Dand district. He also provided insurgents with weapons and ammunition. The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.

    In Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation yesterday. The leader directed an insurgent cell that conducted roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout central Helmand.

    East

    An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani leader during an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, today. The leader targeted Afghan and coalition security forces with attacks throughout Logar province and conducted an ambush on Jan. 25 against an Afghan fuel convoy that wounded one Afghan soldier.

    During the capture of the Haqqani leader, a fire started on the second floor of one of the buildings where the insurgents were hiding. Security forces put a ladder up to a second floor window so the insurgents could climb down. The security force also detained multiple additional suspected insurgents and destroyed a cache of weapons and explosives as a result of this operation. The cause of the fire is under investigation by coalition forces.

    In Charparhar district, Nangarhar province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader today. The leader directs insurgent operations around Jalalabad City and is suspected in the Feb. 27 bombing attack at Jalalabad airfield. He is also suspected in this week’s attack against the all-girl Shoulana School in the Charparhar district which destroyed the school building. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents and destroyed a cache of weapons, ammunition and illegal drugs as a result of this operation.

    Finally, an Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Ahmadabad district, Paktiya province, today. The leader provided weapons, ammunition and bomb-making materials to insurgents throughout Ahmadabad district. The security force detained two additional suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons, ammunition, and bomb-making materials as a result of this operation.

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    Date Taken: 03.17.2012
    Date Posted: 03.17.2012 02:53
    Story ID: 85399
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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