ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Qalat district, Zabul province, today.
The facilitator was responsible for making and employing roadside bombs. Additionally, he armed and moved insurgents through the province and provided information on Afghan government officials for future insurgent attacks.
The security force detained seven other suspected insurgents during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, coalition forces observed three insurgents emplacing an improvised explosives device during an operation yesterday. The force called in an explosive ordnance disposal team, which successfully found and destroyed the IED. While conducting a follow-on search of the area, coalition forces discovered 150 pounds (68 kg) of marijuana, which was destroyed at the scene. There were no reports of any harmed civilians or property during the operation.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered three weapons caches in Tarin Kot district, Uruzgan province, today. The caches consisted of 11 mortars, six 60 mm rounds, four 82 mm rounds, three recoilless rifles, various IED making materials and small arms ammunition. All weapons will be destroyed at a future date.
A Taliban facilitator was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during a night operation in Qalat district, Zabul province, today. The Taliban facilitator was responsible for road side bomb attacks along Highway One. An additional suspected insurgent was captured during the operation.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a cache of IED components during a patrol in Nawaw district, Ghazni province, yesterday. The cache consisted of approximately 1,600 pounds (727 kg) of ammonium nitrate, 300 pounds (136 kg) of potassium and 200 pounds (90 kg) of aluminum powder. Security forces confiscated all materials for destruction at a later date.
A Taliban leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during a night operation in Chamkani district, Paktiya province, today. The leader conducted roadside bomb attacks throughout the area. Seven other suspected insurgents were also detained.
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