Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Insurgents

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 — Afghan and coali­tion forces killed numer­ous insur­gents and detained sev­er­al oth­ers in oper­a­tions yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

Secu­ri­ty forces in Kun­duz province’s Imam Sahib dis­trict killed numer­ous armed insur­gents and detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed mil­i­tants. Afghan and coali­tion troops were search­ing for a Tal­iban dis­trict leader respon­si­ble for weapons traf­fick­ing, kid­nap­pings and recruit­ing insur­gents. Sev­er­al armed insur­gents were killed after open­ing fire on the approach­ing secu­ri­ty force. Troops came under attack again dur­ing their search through the com­pound. Two more insur­gents were killed dur­ing the sec­ond attack. Sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents were tak­en into cus­tody for addi­tion­al ques­tion­ing.

In oth­er oper­a­tions yes­ter­day:

— Afghan forces killed two armed insur­gents who attacked an Afghan-coali­tion patrol in Ghazni province’s Andar dis­trict. Secu­ri­ty forces spot­ted the two insur­gents plant­i­ng road­side bombs yes­ter­day morn­ing. Afghan forces tracked the insur­gents to a near­by mosque and killed them. Afghan troops found two assault rifles, a pis­tol and sev­er­al bombs in the dead mil­i­tants’ pos­ses­sion.

— Secu­ri­ty forces in Khost province’s Sabari dis­trict detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents in an oper­a­tion to take down a Haqqani net­work leader. The leader is respon­si­ble for traf­fick­ing weapons and explo­sive devices to mil­i­tants through­out the province.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces cap­tured a Tal­iban leader and two of his asso­ciates in Nan­ga­har province’s Sherzad dis­trict. The Tal­iban leader is respon­si­ble for assas­si­nat­ing local vil­lagers who coop­er­ate with secu­ri­ty forces. Tips for local res­i­dents led troops to the Tal­iban leader’s loca­tion.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces detained an alleged Tal­iban leader Zab­ul province’s Shah Joy dis­trict. The sus­pect report­ed­ly is con­nect­ed to a recent attack that wound­ed four Afghan civil­ians in the area. He is also respon­si­ble for killing a mem­ber of the local peace coun­cil. Two oth­er sus­pects also were detained.

— Secu­ri­ty forces cap­tured a Tal­iban leader in War­dak province respon­si­ble for plan­ning and car­ry­ing out attacks on Afghan and coali­tion troops in the province’s Sayyid­abad dis­trict.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces destroyed a Tal­iban bomb fac­to­ry in Kun­duz province. Secu­ri­ty forces iden­ti­fied five build­ings in the area that con­tained bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als, artillery rounds, rock­et-pro­pelled grenades and home­made explo­sives. Secu­ri­ty forces cleared the area of inno­cent civil­ians before request­ing the air strike, which destroyed the facil­i­ty.

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

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