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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, Saturday.

The leader, Farid, served as a Taliban judge in Wardak province. He was responsible for multiple ambushes, roadside bomb and direct-fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the area. He was also known for mistreating the local populace and facilitating a kidnapping operation.

During the operation, the security force observed several armed insurgents inside a vehicle. Two insurgents exited the vehicle and raised their weapons toward the security force, while the remaining insurgents aimed their weapons from inside the vehicle. The security force responded to the immediate threat and returned fire, killing Farid and the insurgents.

Multiple rocket-propelled grenades, AK-47 assault rifles, grenades and chest racks were confiscated during the operation.

No civilians were injured during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache while conducting a patrol in Panjwa‘i district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The cache consisted of approximately 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of marijuana. Security forces destroyed all drugs on site without incident.

In Dand district, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache while conducting an operation today. The cache consisted of approximately 2,000 pounds (909 kilograms) of hash. The security force confiscated the drugs and will destroy them at a later date.

Article by ISAF Joint Command