Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Insurgents, Find Weapons

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 — Afghan and coali­tion forces today killed sev­er­al insur­gents, found weapons and con­fis­cat­ed drugs dur­ing oper­a­tions in Afghanistan, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
Insur­gents attacked an Afghan-coali­tion foot patrol in Kunar province’s Sar Kani dis­trict. Coali­tion air sup­port came to the troops’ aid, killing sev­er­al mem­bers of the insur­gent force.

Also today in Afghanistan, secu­ri­ty forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents and found sev­en stock­piles of weapons and drugs. Clear­ing oper­a­tions in Kun­duz, Kan­da­har, Khost and Hel­mand provinces net­ted more than 2,000 rounds of small-arms ammu­ni­tion, 50 var­i­ous rock­ets and mor­tar rounds, 12 hand grenades, eight Afghan Nation­al Army uni­forms, four assault rifles, four rock­et-pro­pelled grenades and bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als.

Afghan and coali­tion forces also dis­cov­ered a stock­pile of med­ical sup­plies, includ­ing more than 1,000 pain pills, 48 intra­venous flu­id kits, 26 bot­tles of antibi­otics and oth­er med­ical sup­plies.

In oper­a­tions yes­ter­day:

— Afghan and coali­tion forces killed sev­er­al insur­gents, includ­ing a Tal­iban leader, in War­dak province’s Chak‑e War­dak dis­trict. Ismail Khan was active in weapons traf­fick­ing and spon­sor­ing attacks on secu­ri­ty forces through­out the province. Tips from local res­i­dents led Afghan and coali­tion forces to Khan’s loca­tion. As troops approached the com­pound, insur­gents opened fire. Troops returned fire, killing sev­er­al armed insur­gents.

— Two sep­a­rate oper­a­tions in south­ern Afghanistan result­ed in 12 sus­pect­ed insur­gents cap­tured. The oper­a­tion in Hel­mand province net­ted 10 sus­pects with ties to a Tal­iban shad­ow gov­er­nor in the province’s Gereshk dis­trict. The Kan­da­har oper­a­tion result­ed in two detainees alleged­ly con­nect­ed to a Tal­iban net­work respon­si­ble for coor­di­nat­ing attacks in the region. The 12 insur­gents were detained with­out inci­dent.

— In Khost province’s Sabari dis­trict, Afghan and coali­tion forces cap­tured three insur­gents, includ­ing a Haqqani net­work leader. Troops approached and searched the com­pound with­out inci­dent.

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

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