A coalition security force detained four suspected insurgents and discovered several small drugs and weapons caches during a routine patrol in Reg-e Khan Neshin district, Helmand province, yesterday.
The caches totaled approximately 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of various compounds used to manufacture homemade explosives, various improvised explosive device components and approximately 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of marijuana seeds.
In addition, the security force detained four individuals at the scene for further questioning about their connection to the drugs and weapons.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during a routine patrol in Panjwa‘i district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The cache consisted of approximately 440 pounds (200 kilograms) of hashish. The drugs were confiscated and destroyed without incident.
In Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a weapons cache during a routine patrol yesterday. The cache consisted of seven rocket-propelled grenades, more than 4,500 rounds of small arms ammunition, and multiple miscellaneous improvised explosive device materials. The security force seized all items for destruction at a later date.
In Terayzai district, Khost province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani leader today. The leader procures weapons, ammunition, coordinates the placement of roadside explosives and coordinates kidnappings throughout the area. The security force confiscated multiple rifles and detained one suspected insurgent.
An Afghan led and coalition supported security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Ghazni district, Ghazni province, today. The facilitator planned roadside bomb attacks and distributed heavy weaponry throughout Ghazni province. Multiple additional suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.
Article by ISAF Joint Command