ISAF Joint Command operational update
More than 10 insurgents were killed and others wounded by Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Force during separate clearing operations in southern and eastern Afghanistan over the last 24 hours.
In Musa Qal’ah district, Helmand province, coalition forces spotted insurgents emplacing an improvised explosive device. After gaining positive identification, coalition forces engaged the enemy position with small arms fire, killing several insurgents.
In Tagab district, Kapisa province, a combined patrol was engaged by insurgents with small arms fire. After gaining positive identification, combined forces returned fire to the enemy position, killing and wounding numerous insurgents.
Afghan national security forces and ISAF discovered several caches in eastern and southern Afghanistan today.
In Kandahar, Ghazni and Logar provinces, combined patrols found four weapons and improvised explosive device components caches in Panjwa’i, Bahram-e Shahid, Muhammad Aghah and Arghandab districts during separate clearing operations. The caches consisted of 1,600 .50 caliber rounds, 1,650 12.7 mm rounds, 12 chest racks, 11 pressure plates, 260 14.5 mm rounds, three rocket-propelled grenades, 200 7.62 mm rounds, 122 82 mm mortar rounds and several IED making electrical components.
A combined patrol discovered a large weapons and IED components cache in Chorah district, Uruzgan province, consisting of 30 .50 caliber, 100 .50 caliber armor-piercing rounds, 500 7.62 mm rounds, four AK-47s, 30 9 mm rounds, two guns, three chest racks, one radio rigged for radio command device, six RPGs and two fuses.
Initial reports indicate no civilians were injured and no damage was reported during the weapons clearing operations. The weapons from all provinces were confiscated and will be destroyed.
Article by ISAF Joint Command