Afghan-ISAF Forces Discover Weapons Cache in Uruzgan

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 28) — An Afghan-inter­na­tion­al secu­ri­ty force killed sev­er­al insur­gents, includ­ing a Haqqani net­work impro­vised explo­sive device (IED) cell leader, with a pre­ci­sion airstrike while they placed an IED in Khost Province last night.

After inter­na­tion­al forces con­firmed insur­gent activ­i­ty and no civil­ians were at risk, they called for the airstrike as the cell was emplac­ing the IED on a main route in Matun dis­trict.

Fol­low­ing the airstrike, an Afghan and inter­na­tion­al ground force went to the site north of Badi Kheyl in Khost dis­trict to inspect the area. The secu­ri­ty force found mul­ti­ple IEDs and weapons at the site as well as the IED cell leader, Satar, and sev­er­al mem­bers of his cell killed by the pre­ci­sion strike. Satar and his cell are linked to mul­ti­ple IED attacks against Afghan and inter­na­tion­al forces.

Afghan and coali­tion forces con­tin­ue to make progress in their on-going efforts to rid the province of the Haqqani net­work. They cap­tured anoth­er Haqqani IED facil­i­ta­tor in the province yes­ter­day, in an area that has seen 13 IEDs det­o­nat­ed or found this year.

In Log­ar Province last night, an Afghan and inter­na­tion­al secu­ri­ty force cap­tured a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor who active­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed in IED attacks through­out Bara­ki Barak dis­trict. The facil­i­ta­tor is also linked to mor­tar attacks against For­ward Oper­at­ing Base Shank locat­ed approx­i­mate­ly ten kilo­me­ters from where he was cap­tured.

The secu­ri­ty force went to a series of com­pounds near Akhvond Kheyl in Pul‑e ‘Alam dis­trict to search the area. Afghan forces used a loud­speak­er to call for all indi­vid­u­als to come out­side and then cleared the com­pounds, detain­ing the facil­i­ta­tor.

No shots were fired and women and chil­dren were pro­tect­ed by the com­bined secu­ri­ty force through­out the search.

Afghan Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Forces (ANSF) along with ISAF part­ners res­cued two Afghan Nation­al Police offi­cers yes­ter­day, who had been held hostage for almost one week in Ghazni Province yes­ter­day. As the com­bined force approached the com­pound where the offi­cers were being held, sev­er­al insur­gents were observed flee­ing from the com­pound. The com­bined force res­cued both offi­cers with­out fir­ing a shot.

In oth­er oper­a­tions, ANSF patrols dis­cov­ered numer­ous weapons caches. A large cache was found yes­ter­day dur­ing a search of a com­pound in Kan­da­har.

The cache con­tained 13 impro­vised explo­sive devices, four kilo­grams of explo­sive mate­r­i­al, five artillery rounds and more than 1,700 rounds of small-arms ammu­ni­tion.

On Sat­ur­day, an ANSF-led com­bined force con­duct­ed a com­pound search in Khas Uruz­gan dis­trict of Uruz­gan. A weapons cache, which includ­ed 190 rock­et-pro­pelled grenade boost­ers; 81 rock­et-pro­pelled grenade rounds; 30 cas­es of machine gun ammu­ni­tion; 20 hand grenade fus­es; 15 hand grenades; 14 82mm recoil­less rifle rounds; one machine gun with 10 replace­ment bar­rels and one flare gun was seized by the com­bined force.

In a sep­a­rate oper­a­tion Fri­day in the Pan­jwa’i dis­trict of Kan­da­har Province, anoth­er ANSF-led com­bined force dis­cov­ered 227 kilo­grams of hashish dur­ing the search of a com­pound.

Press release
Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es

Team GlobDef

Team GlobDef

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

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →