ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Taliban leader, detaining one suspected insurgent and killing one armed insurgent during a security operation in Muqer district, Ghazni province yesterday.
The targeted individual is the Gelan district Taliban leader who leads multiple insurgents in the district. He provides command and control for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
Security forces followed leads to a targeted compound where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit peacefully. The security force used multiple measures to safely have all occupants exit the compound. While securing a building within the compound an armed insurgent threatened the security force, resulting in the armed insurgent being killed. An AK-47 with ammunition was recovered from the armed insurgent.
While securing a separate area within the compound, security forces discovered an Afghan teenager was wounded during an escalation of force measure. The Afghan teenager received immediate on-scene medical care from a coalition medical technician and was then transported to a coalition medical facility to receive further medical attention.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan.
ISAF confirmed a Haqqani Network leader was detained during an Afghan and coalition operation in Sabari district, Khost province Feb. 6. The leader operated out of Sabari district where he coordinated and conducted improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
Yesterday in Sabari district, Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Haqqani Network facilitator, detaining several suspected insurgents during a security operation. The facilitator conducts indirect fire and improvised explosive devices attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the area.
Also in Sabari district, yesterday, a separate Afghan and coalition force targeted a Haqqani Network leader detaining several suspected insurgents during a security operation. The Haqqani Network leader operates out of Sabari and Terayzai districts where his group of insurgents conducts IED and small arms fire attacks against Afghan and coalition convoys and checkpoints in the area.
In Pachir wa Agam district, Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban leader along with several suspected insurgents during a security operation in Nangarhar province yesterday. Recent reporting indicates he met with other Taliban insurgents to plan a future attack against Afghan and coalition forces. The Taliban leader self identified himself to the security force as the targeted insurgent and was detained. Several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene. Four rocket propelled grenades rounds, multiple AK-47's, chest racks, grenades, a pistol and ammunition was recovered by the security force.
In Nerkh district, Wardak province, an ISAF patrol found three AK-47's, one pistol, two 107 mm rockets, six grenades, nine grenade fuses, 550 7.62 mm rounds, 16 12 gauge shotgun shells, two chest racks, three pounds of ammonium nitrate, three pounds of urea nitrate, 46 electrical blasting caps, six spider devices, five voltage controllers, one battery pack and six 9 volt batteries.
In Bak district, Khost province, an ISAF patrol found five 107 mm rockets, 18 85 mm rockets, three 73 mm rockets, four 75 mm rockets, seven 82 mm mortars, one box of 12.7 mm rounds, two grenades and 13 mines.
Also near Spin Karez village, Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghan and coalition forces completed a deliberate clearing operation aimed at disrupting the Taliban’s freedom of movement.
Intelligence reports led the joint security force to the targeted compounds where Taliban leaders conduct operational planning and facilitate their attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
Afghan and coalition forces cleared more than 10 compounds suspected of insurgent activity in the area. Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the compounds peacefully before the joint security force cleared and secured the areas.
In Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, an ISAF patrol found nine rocket propelled grenade tails, five .50 caliber rounds, two booster charges, two fuses, 13 grenades, 125 7.62 mm rounds, 15 meters of time fuse, 98 feet (30 meters) of detonation cord, two chest racks, 50 meters of electric wire and two explosive sticks.
All weapons confiscated have been or will be destroyed.
Article by ISAF Joint Command