Members of the 5th Commando Kandak, partnered with U.S. special operations forces, recovered a remote controlled improvised explosive device at a possible RCIED training facility, Khanabad District, June 2.
The combined forces were searching for an insurgent when they discovered the RCIED and the possible RCIED training facility. The RCIED was likely prepared for imminent use, but was successfully removed from the premise by the combined forces prior to possible detonation.
The discovery and disruption of an RCIED-producing facility will likely upset the insurgents’ ability to impose threat to the Khanabad district and surrounding areas.
No civilian casualties or structural damage was reported.
Article by Sgt. Lizette Hart, 19th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment