Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Insurgents in Kandahar

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 — Afghan and coali­tion forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents yes­ter­day in the Shah Wali Kot dis­trict of Afghanistan’s Kan­da­har province, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
Troops were seek­ing a Pak­istan-based Tal­iban leader who is respon­si­ble for traf­fick­ing for­eign fight­ers into south­ern Afghanistan, offi­cials said, and also is con­nect­ed to sev­er­al al-Qai­da and Haqqani ter­ror­ist net­work lead­ers through­out Afghanistan.

Intel­li­gence reports indi­cat­ed the Tal­iban leader would be in Afghanistan to help in launch­ing a large-scale attack on secu­ri­ty forces in Hel­mand province. After search­ing a com­pound where they believed the Tal­iban leader might be, the secu­ri­ty force detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents with­out incident. 

In oth­er recent oper­a­tions through­out Afghanistan: 

— Afghan and coali­tion forces killed two insur­gents Feb. 12 at a traf­fic-con­trol point in Nim­roz province. The insur­gents were stopped by secu­ri­ty forces and found with a large amount of nar­cotics. The insur­gents attempt­ed to attack the troops with small-arms fire and hand grenades dur­ing the search of their vehi­cle and were killed imme­di­ate­ly. The oper­a­tion result­ed in seizure of 820 pounds of hero­in, 220 pounds of opi­um, a hand grenade and an assault rifle. 

— Secu­ri­ty forces found sev­er­al weapons stock­piles Feb. 12. Oper­a­tions result­ed in seizure of 3,200 anti-air­craft rounds, 218 assort­ed mor­tars and rock­ets, 29 rock­et-pro­pelled grenades, 26 anti-tank mines, 10 pounds of home­made explo­sives, six hand grenades, five rock­et-pro­pelled grenade launch­ers, an assault rifle, and more than 600 assault-rifle rounds. 

— Afghan and coali­tion forces detained a sus­pect­ed insur­gent and found two weapons caches Feb. 11 in Kan­da­har province’s Spin Boldak dis­trict. The sus­pect was arrest­ed after secu­ri­ty forces found him trav­el­ing with 26,400 pounds of ammo­ni­um nitrate, a fer­til­iz­er banned by the Afghan gov­ern­ment because it can be used to make explo­sives. A sep­a­rate secu­ri­ty patrol in the dis­trict found a vehi­cle with 29 rock­et-pro­pelled grenades, 17 bags of ammo­ni­um nitrate, 10 land mines, sev­en pres­sure plates, four radio-con­trolled trans­mit­ters and two radios. 

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releases 

Face­book and/or on Twit­ter

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →