U.S. Special Forces, along with Afghan Commandos and Afghan National Civil Order Police, cleared nine IEDs during routine patrols over a two day period ending May 7, in Panjwai District, Kandahar province.
In the last seven days, the partnered force has cleared a total 16 roadside bombs in Panjwai, including these latest IEDs.
“The local populace was extremely receptive in each of the villages visited,” said a Special Operations Task Force – South team leader working in Panjwai. “Once [Afghan] forces arrived, they came out and greeted the element excitedly.”
No civilian casualties and no property damage resulted from these operations.
Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Media Operations Center