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RC-East operational update

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Afghan and coalition forces killed five insurgents, detained seven, located one weapons cache and cleared nine improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Dec. 26.

Ghazni province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared two IEDs in Dehyak district.

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Dehyak district. The cache contained grenades and multiple artillery rounds.

Khowst Province
Afghan Border Police and coalition forces detained three insurgents during an engagement in Terezayi district. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Afghan Uniformed Police and coalition forces found and safely cleared one IED in Khowst district.

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared two IEDs in Sabari district.

Nangarhar province
Afghan Uniformed Police and coalition forces killed five insurgents during an engagement in Heserak district.

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

Paktika province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces detained an insurgent while investigating three IEDs in Bermal district. The IEDs were safely cleared and the detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces detained two insurgents while investigating an IED in Dzadran district. The IED was safely cleared and the detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Operations in RC-East are ongoing.

Article by ISAF Joint Command