ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents while conducting a security operation in Charkh district, Logar province, yesterday.
The target of the operation was a Taliban leader responsible for attacks against coalition forces in the area.
During the operation, two insurgents fired at the force. The force returned fire, killing the attackers. One additional suspected insurgent was detained and various weapons were also seized.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader in Shirin Tagab district, Faryab province, yesterday. The leader is responsible for transporting supplies and weapons used in attacks against Afghan security. During the operation, the security force engaged the insurgents, resulting in the two insurgents killed.
In Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader yesterday. The leader is responsible for multiple attacks against coalition forces against the region.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani network leader and several suspected insurgents during an operation in Manduzai district, Khost province, yesterday. The leader is a known weapons facilitator in the area.
In Ghazni district, Ghazni province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained one suspected insurgent while searching for a Taliban leader yesterday. The leader is a roadside bomb facilitator responsible for attacks in the region and also provides support to insurgent operations.
Finally, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a weapons and improvised explosive device-making cache during an operation in Sarobi district, Kabul province, yesterday. The cache consisted of recoilless rifle ammunition, 36 rockets and 80 mortar rounds. While the force was leaving the area, a local civilian also turned over an IED that was found in the area. The cache and IED will be safely destroyed at a later date.
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