Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Attackers in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 — Afghan and coali­tion killed four insur­gents in Afghanistan’s Kunar province yes­ter­day, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
Secu­ri­ty forces fired on sev­er­al insur­gents behav­ing in a hos­tile man­ner in the province’s Darah-ye Pech dis­trict, offi­cials said, killing three.

A sep­a­rate com­bined patrol killed anoth­er insur­gent after being fired upon in the province’s Tsowkey dis­trict.

In oth­er news yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan:

— Secu­ri­ty forces killed two insur­gents dur­ing a gun bat­tle in Hel­mand province’s Musa Qalah dis­trict after a group of insur­gents ambushed the troops with small-arms fire.

— Forces killed an insur­gent and wound­ed anoth­er in a shootout in Hel­mand province’s Kaja­ki dis­trict after being fired upon.

— Act­ing on tips from local res­i­dents, Afghan and coali­tion troops detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing a Haqqani ter­ror­ist net­work leader, in Khost province’s Sabari dis­trict. The sus­pect­ed Haqqani leader is respon­si­ble for traf­fick­ing weapons to oth­er fight­ers in the province.

— Secu­ri­ty forces cap­tured sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents with alleged ties to a Tal­iban bomb facil­i­ta­tor in Zab­ul province’s Shah Joy dis­trict. The facil­i­ta­tor report­ed­ly is linked to sev­er­al attacks through­out the province, offi­cials said.

— Forces detained two sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing a Tal­iban leader believed to be respon­si­ble for kid­nap­pings, weapons traf­fick­ing and attacks on local secu­ri­ty forces in Ghazni province’s provin­cial cap­i­tal.

— Secu­ri­ty forces detained a sus­pect­ed insur­gent while search­ing for a Haqan­ni leader in Khost province’s Ter­ayzai dis­trict. The tar­get­ed Haqan­ni leader is respon­si­ble for car­ry­ing out indi­rect-fire and road­side-bomb attacks on coali­tion con­voys.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces detained a Tal­iban leader in War­dak province’s Sayyid­abad dis­trict, where he is known to have pur­chased weapons and bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als for senior Tal­iban lead­ers.

— Secu­ri­ty forces destroyed 4 tons of nar­cotics near Kan­da­har province’s Zharay dis­trict. The nar­cotics were found on an insur­gent com­pound used for plan­ning and facil­i­tat­ing attacks, offi­cials said, and the com­pound also served as a hub for traf­fick­ing home­made bombs.

— Secu­ri­ty forces found sev­er­al oth­er weapons stock­piles through­out Afghanistan. The oper­a­tions result­ed in the seizure of more than 200 assault rifle rounds, 21 anti-per­son­nel mines, 15 rock­et-pro­pelled grenades, 14 hand grenades, four assort­ed rock­ets and mor­tars. Var­i­ous bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als also were dis­cov­ered, includ­ing 11 blast­ing caps, eight bags of ammo­ni­um nitrate, five pres­sure plates, four cell phones, urea fer­til­iz­er, a roll of det­o­na­tion cord and an elec­tron­ic det­o­na­tor. Forces also found 7,500 pounds of mar­i­jua­na and a pound and a half of opi­um.

Source:
Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es

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