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IJC Operational Update, Feb. 3

Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly VersionSend to a FriendSend to a FriendYesterday an Afghan-international security force searched a small compound in a rural area of the Nad Ali District, Helmand province, where intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search the joint force detained a pair of suspected insurgents, and found Taliban propaganda and a grenade. Also in Helmand yesterday, a joint force stopped a vehicle near Kherwaray in the Nowzad District, after intelligence indicated militant activity, and detained a few suspected insurgents. The Afghan-international security force also searched a compound near Kherwaray, after intelligence indicated individuals associated with a Taliban commander were present, and detained a few suspected insurgents. In Kandahar yesterday, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound in west Kandahar City last night, where intelligence indicated militant activity, and captured a Taliban facilitator and a pair of other insurgents responsible for distributing IED components and explosives to Taliban networks. In another Kandahar operation yesterday, a joint security force searched a compound in the town of Adirah in the Arghandab District, after intelligence confirmed militant activity, and captured a Taliban sub-commander responsible for organizing suicide and IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The joint team also detained a pair of other insurgents. In Khowst last night, an Afghan-international security force searched a series of compounds around the village of Goldar in the Sabari District, after intelligence found militant activity, and captured a Haqqani commander responsible for IED attacks and coordinating the shipment of weapons and rockets. When confronted, the Haqanni commander identified himself, and the joint security team also detained a few other insurgents and found multiple weapons including rifles and a shotgun. In another Khowst operation last night, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound outside the village of Bakhtanah in the Sabari District, after intelligence confirmed militant activity, and detained a few suspected insurgents. The joint force also found rifles and possible bomb-making materials. In Wardak this morning, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound in a rural area of the Rashidan District, after intelligence confirmed militant activity, and detained a handful of suspected insurgents. In Helmand province Monday, an ISAF patrol operating in the area of Naqilabad Kalay in the Nad-e Ali District was fired upon by heavily-armed insurgents using a vehicle mounted weapon and small arms. The ISAF patrol returned fire and killed the insurgents. No Afghan civilians were harmed during these operations.