ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained one suspected insurgent and killed one insurgent who attempted to attack them during a security operation in Chak District, Wardak province, yesterday.
The security force was searching for a Taliban appointed governing official operating in Chak District, Wardak province. He is responsible for coordinating and planning attacks against Afghan security forces and distributing logistical supplies to his subordinates.
While searching a compound, the Afghan-led security force called for all individuals inside the compound to exit the premises peacefully. One individual refused to comply with the request, and the Afghan members of the force entered the building to find him. The individual fled out another exit, where he was confronted by other members of the force who repeatedly called for him to halt. He again failed to comply with the instructions and behaved in a threatening manner. As a force protection measure, the hostile individual was subsequently shot and killed.
Evidence found on scene, and interviews with multiple people in the compound, revealed he was connected to the Taliban appointed governing official and other Taliban leaders in the province. The force detained one suspected insurgent based on information provided by local residents.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
A combined Afghan and coalition patrol discovered a cache of poppy seeds in a bazaar in Delaram District, Nimroz province, yesterday. The cache consisted of 11,000 pounds (4,990 kgs) of poppy seed, placed in individual 100-pound (45 kgs) bags. The drugs were seized by the forces, and coalition forces will destroy the seeds today.
In Sangin District, Helmand province, an Afghan-led security force detained one suspected insurgent and confiscated several pounds of opium during a security operation. The target of the operation was a Taliban leader who coordinates roadside bomb attacks and provides military guidance for attack planning.
A combined Afghan and coalition force discovered and seized a weapons cache in Shahid District, Uruzgan province, yesterday. The cache consisted of nine grenades, four rifle magazines, 200 small arm rounds and improvised explosive device making materials. All the weapons and munitions were safely destroyed by security forces.
A coalition patrol discovered and seized a weapons cache in Nad’ Ali District, Helmand province, yesterday. The cache consisted of four rocket propelled grenade warheads, four boosters and 50 7.62mm rounds. All the weapons were safely destroyed by coalition forces.
In Zurmat District, Paktika province, an Afghan and coalition combined security force captured a Haqqani network facilitator and detained two of his associates. The facilitator provides intelligence, participates in attacks, conducts kidnappings and assists in roadside bomb attacks in Mata Khan District.
In Sabari District, Khost province, an Afghan-led security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation, yesterday. The leader is involved in coordinating and directing roadside bomb emplacements targeting Afghan and coalition security forces.
In a separate operation in Sabari District, Khost province, an Afghan-led security force detained several suspected insurgents while searching for a Hezb-E Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) facilitator. The leader is responsible for coordinating roadside bomb attacks against the Afghan National Army.
In Shindand District, Herat province, yesterday, a combined Afghan and coalition force discovered and seized a weapons cache consisting of 27 55mm rockets. Coalition forces will safely destroy the munitions at a later date.
Article by ISAF Joint Command