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RC-East operational update

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Afghan and coalition forces killed two insurgents, detained three, located one weapons cache and cleared five improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 17.

Ghazni province

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared three IEDs in Gelan district.

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Ghazni district. The cache contained small arms ammunition, weapons components and a small arms rifle.

Khowst province

Afghan Uniform Police found and safely cleared an IED in Nadir Shah Kot district.

Kunar province

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces killed two insurgents during an engagement in Narang district.

Logar province

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces detained one insurgent in Pul-E-Alam district. The detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Paktika province

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces detained two insurgents during an operation in Bermel district. The insurgents were captured while in the process of wiring together suicide vests. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Wardak province

Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared an IED in Sayed Abad district.

Operations in RC-East are ongoing.

Article by ISAF Regional Command East