ALP increase security, kill two Taliban fighters

Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan
Story by Staff Sgt. Opal Vaughn

Date: 12.04.2013
Posted: 12.04.2013 07:26
News ID: 117693

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Afghan Local Police killed two Taliban fighters and wounded another during a firefight Dec. 3 near Mandikol village, Koh-e-Safi district, said Deputy Gov. Shawali Shaheed.<br /> <br /> “ALP was attacked by Taliban insurgents,” said Shaheed. “But because of their actions they were able kill two Taliban. The ALP has been enhancing security in Koh-e Safi and continues to be a vital part of Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan government’s security efforts.”<br /> <br /> Afghan Local Police complement counterinsurgency efforts by providing security support to rural areas with limited Afghan National Security Forces presence.<br /> <br /> Last month, Koh-e-Safi ALP stopped a roadside bomb attack when they discovered a weapons cache during a clearing operation in Pacha Khak village. <br /> <br /> No civilians were injured during either operation.<br /> <br /> Assuming full security responsibility clearly demonstrates that progress in Afghanistan is real and tangible. Afghan National Security Forces continue to grow in capacity, confidence, and capability every day.