ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
An Afghan-led security force killed several insurgents and detained one suspected insurgent while searching for a Taliban leader in Alisheng District, Laghman province, yesterday.
The leader is responsible for insurgent operations in the Alisheng Valley, Laghman province.
Upon entering the area, the security force encountered multiple insurgents armed with a sniper rifle, AK-47 assault rifles and several grenades. Assessing a threat, the security force fired at the insurgents, killing them. One suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
During a security operation in Chimtal District, Balkh province, an Afghan-led security force detained a Taliban leader and two associates yesterday. The leader was a logistics officer responsible for obtaining supplies and collecting taxes to fund Taliban operations.
In Baghlan-e Jadid District, Baghlan province, coalition forces killed a Taliban leader yesterday during an airstrike. The leader was responsible for the distribution of roadside bombs, suicide vest materials and weapons to other insurgents. There are no reports of civilians being harmed as a result of the strike.
An Afghan-led security force detained several suspected insurgents yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar province. The leader is responsible for multiple ambushes and roadside bomb attacks against Afghan National Security Forces.
In Zharay District, Kandahar province, an Afghan-led security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during a security search for a Taliban facilitator yesterday. The facilitator is responsible for the purchase and transfer of lethal aid for insurgents and providing operational updates to Taliban leaders in the area.
Also in Kandahar, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained one suspected insurgent yesterday during a security operation in Zharay District. The target of the operation was a Taliban facilitator responsible for distribution of weapons and roadside bomb materials in Maiwand and Zharay Districts.
In Ghorak District, Kandahar province, an Afghan-led security force detained a Taliban leader and two suspected insurgents. The leader directed insurgent operations in the area.
In Sangin District, Helmand province, a coalition patrol discovered a cache of improvised explosive device-making materials today. The cache consisted of 982 gallons (3,720 liters) of hydrogen peroxide, 1,000 pounds (453 kilograms) of sodium carbonate and 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of powdered carbon. All items were seized and safely destroyed by coalition forces.
During a security operation in Sayyidabad District, Wardak province, an Afghan-led security force killed several insurgents and detained numerous others yesterday.
The target of the operation was a Taliban leader responsible for manufacturing roadside bombs and coordinating attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. As the security force entered the area, they encountered several armed insurgents in a building. An exchange of small arms fire ensued, killing several insurgents.
While conducting a follow-on search of the premises, the force detained numerous suspected insurgents and confiscated roadside bomb materials and several weapons. The seized weapons were safely destroyed.
Article by ISAF Joint Command