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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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International Security Assistance Force killed several insurgents during an operation in Darah-ye Pech District, Kunar province, today.

Coalition forces observed several insurgents moving tactically and carrying heavy automatic weapons. After establishing positive identification, coalition forces engaged the enemy position, killing several insurgents. There were no damages or civilian casualties reported as result of this operation.

In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:

North

Afghan and coalition security forces targeted a Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan safe haven and detained numerous insurgents during security operations in Burkah District, Baghlan province, yesterday.

Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound where they called for all residents to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Numerous suspected insurgents were detained at the scene after initial questioning.

South

Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban facilitator and detained two suspected insurgents during security operations in Shamulzai District, Zabul province, yesterday.

The leader was responsible for the logistical movement of supplies, improvised explosive devices and fighters for Taliban throughout Zabul province. He was also known to be closely associated with an IED facilitator in the Shajoy District.

Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound where they called for all residents to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The targeted facilitator and two suspected insurgents were detained at the scene after initial questioning.

In Zhari District, Kandahar province, Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Taliban leader and detained several suspected insurgents, yesterday.

The leader is a weapons expert who is involved in the facilitation and acquisition of mortars and explosives. He specializes in acquiring and assembling suicide vests, for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

Multiple intelligence reports guided the security force to the targeted compound where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity.

East

Afghan and coalition forces captured a member of the Jahadi group, an IED emplacer during a routine vehicle traffic stop in Gelan District, Ghazni province, yesterday. The IED empacer was involved in attacks against Forward Operating Base Warrior in the District. He was captured in a routine combined forces vehicle traffic stop in the District.

In the Sabari and Bak Districts of Khost province, Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin weapons and IED facilitator, and detained two suspected insurgents during security operations, yesterday.

The facilitator works as a middle man for insurgents who are in need of IED components such as fuses, prime cords, gun powder and other bomb-making materials. He is responsible for coordinating and conducting IED attacks in the Sabari District.

The security force advanced to the targeted compound where they called for the residents to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Two suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity.

Security forces also recovered two chest racks and IED making materials.

Article by ISAF Joint Command