2011-09-S-009 ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
For Immediate Release
KABUL, Afghanistan (Sep. 7, 2011) – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents, detained numerous suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons while searching for a Taliban leader in Sayyidabad Abad district, Wardak province, yesterday.
The leader is responsible for planning attacks the district, and providing logistical supplies to fellow leaders.
While conducting the operation, the security force encountered two armed insurgents. Responding to the threat, the security force engaged both individuals, killing them. One individual was armed with a pistol and the other with an AK-47 assault rifle.
The patrol seized a machine gun, grenades and ammunition.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition combined security force detained multiple suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader in Aliabad district, Kunduz province, yesterday. The leader facilitates the distribution of weapons for Taliban insurgents within the district.
In Kandahar district, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban facilitator and several of his associates during an operation, yesterday.
The facilitator assisted the Taliban in roadside bomb attacks throughout the area.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents while searching for a senior Taliban leader in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, yesterday.
In Sabari district, Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents while searching for a Haqqani network leader, yesterday. The leader coordinates the movement of mines, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and roadside bomb-making materials in the region. In addition, the security force seized several RPGs, one fragmentation grenade and AK-47 assault rifles during the operation.