ISAF engages suspected insurgents in known IED area
An International Security Assistance Force killed two suspected insurgents in Garm Ser District, Helmand province, at approximately 6 a.m. yesterday.
The suspected insurgents were observed for more than 30 minutes digging in a foot path commonly used by ISAF and Afghan National Security Forces. Seven improvised explosive devices have been found in a 50-meter radius of where the individuals were digging in the last four days.
After forces engaged the individuals, one of which had a bag over his shoulder, they sent a unit to investigate the area. A search of the bag revealed it contained bread.
“A joint ANSF and ISAF team is investigating what, if any, relationship the individuals had with insurgents,” said U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. “Through reporting we’re aware insurgents employ Afghan civilians to prepare the holes for IED's.”
Article by ISAF Joint Command