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RC-East operational update

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Afghan and coalition forces detained six insurgents, located two weapons caches and cleared eight improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Sept. 20.

Ghazni province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Ghazni district. The cache contained homemade explosives and a rocket.

Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces detained two insurgents during an engagement in Dehyak district. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Khowst province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces detained an insurgent during an engagement in Khowst district. The detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Logar province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared five IEDs, four in Wardak district and one in Baraki Barak district.

Nangarhar province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared an IED in Jalalabad district.

Paktika province
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared an IED in Bermal district.

Paktiya province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces detained three insurgents during an engagement in Jaji district. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Zurmat district.

Wardak province
Afghan National Army soldiers discovered a weapons cache in Maidan Shahr district. The cache contained fuses, mortars, grenades, small arms and ammunition, and uniforms.

Operations in RC-East are still ongoing.

Article by ISAF Regional Command East