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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    04.25.2012

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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan-led security force conducted an operation to detain a Haqqani leader in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, today.

    The leader, named Namat, organized roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district.

    As the security force approached his suspected location, Namat along with several other insurgents opened fire. The security force returned fire, killing Namat who was armed with an AK-47, a pistol and multiple grenades.

    Following the exchange of fire, multiple additional Haqqani insurgents were detained.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

    South

    In Washer district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture a senior Taliban leader today. The leader orders roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district. He is also suspected of attempting to use insurgents in his network to infiltrate Afghan National Security Forces in Helmand for assassinations against Afghan officials, Afghan troops and ISAF troops. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents and seized an AK-47, multiple grenades, explosive materials, and more than 150 pounds (70 kilograms) of opium as a result of this operation.

    An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detained a senior Taliban leader in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, today. The leader controls insurgent fighters operating in Zharay and Panjwa’i districts and in Kandahar City. He also supplies weapons, ammunition, and equipment to the insurgents under his control and coordinates their attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.

    In Nesh district, Uruzgan province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained a senior weapons facilitator, Sunday. The facilitator supplied rockets, ammunition, improvised explosive device components and anti-personnel mines to insurgents throughout Uruzgan. The facilitator was also responsible for multiple attacks against ANSF and coalition forces.

    Combined Afghan and coalition security forces discovered a weapons cache during routine patrol in Zharay district, Helmand province, today. The cache consisted of 71 rocket-propelled grenades, 15 improvised explosive devices, and a heavy machine gun. The seized material was transported to a secure location to be safely destroyed.

    East

    An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani facilitator during an operation in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, today. The facilitator provided roadside bombs to insurgents in the district for attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces. The security force detained one additional insurgent as a result of this operation.

    In Qarah Bagh district, Ghazni province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture a Taliban explosives expert today. The insurgent constructs and plants roadside bombs along Highway 1 for attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces. The security force detained several suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.

    Finally, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture a Haqqani facilitator in Muhammad Aghah district, Logar province, today. The facilitator provides insurgents with explosive materials for roadside bombs used in attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district. The security force detained several suspected insurgents as a result of this operation

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    Date Taken: 04.25.2012
    Date Posted: 04.25.2012 00:26
    Story ID: 87275
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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