An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, killed the Taliban commander Fayez Jan and one additional insurgent during an operation in Daman district, Kandahar province, today.
As Afghan and coalition troops approached Fayez Jan’s location, they were attacked with small-arms fire. The security force returned fire, killing Fayez Jan and one additional insurgent.
Fayez Jan constructed, distributed and directed the placement of improvised explosive devices throughout Daman and Shah Wali Kot districts. At the time of his death, Fayez Jan was planning to launch an IED attack against Afghan and coalition convoys in the area.
Two Afghan males were injured in the battle and transported to coalition medical facilities by Afghan and coalition forces for treatment.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan and coalition forces conducted a helicopter enabled operation to target the movements of suspected anti-Afghan forces in Reg-e Khan Neshin district, Helmand province on Monday. During the operation Afghan National Security Force stopped a suspicious vehicle and conducted a vehicle search resulting in several individuals being detained. The search revealed 1,606 pounds (730 kilograms) of dry opium and 3,500 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. One of the detainees led the combined forces team to another vehicle, hidden in the desert. Within the second vehicle the combined forces found one rocket propelled grenade launcher, four RPG anti tank rounds, four machine guns and five hand grenades. In addition there were several improvised explosive device components and 440 pounds (200kg) of home-made explosives. Multiple insurgents were killed during the operation.
In Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province an Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader today. The captured leader armed and coordinated the movement of Taliban insurgents throughout the region. He was an IED expert and instructed insurgents on their use and placement. The security force detained two additional suspected insurgents.
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture a Taliban leader in Kajaki district, Helmand province, today. The leader commands over a dozen Taliban insurgents and directs attacks throughout the region. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
Article by ISAF Joint Command