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    RC-East operational update - May 20



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    ISAF Joint Command

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces killed 10 insurgents and detained five suspects during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, May 19.

    Kunar Province
    Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces killed four armed insurgents during an engagement in Watahpur District.

    Paktika Province
    Coalition forces killed four insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenade launchers in Sorobi District. The insurgents were posing a threat to a base in the area. Afghan Border Police killed two insurgents and detained one during an engagement in Wazi Kwah District. Three motorcycles and two rocket-propelled grenade rounds were also captured.

    Khowst Province
    Coalition forces detained four individuals suspected of emplacing an improvised explosive device that killed one Afghan civilian in Khowst District. The suspects were in the area of the blast and tested positive to handling IED materials.

    An insurgent-suicide bomber detonated in Terezaye District killing 10 Afghan civilians, one AFP, two Afghan Uniform Police and wounding one Afghan civilian, two ABP and three AUP. The wounded were medically evacuated to a nearby base for treatment.

    Operations in RC-East are still ongoing.



    Date Taken: 05.19.2012
    Date Posted: 05.19.2012 23:49
    Story ID: 88689
    Location: BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AF 

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