Afghanistan — Forces Disrupt Terrorist Operations in Nuristan Province

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 — Com­bined forces have com­plet­ed a three-day oper­a­tion to counter a recent spike in vio­lence along the Pak­istan bor­der in Afghanistan’s Nuris­tan province.

Ground troops and coali­tion air weapons teams killed numer­ous ene­my fight­ers, includ­ing sev­er­al snipers, and found mul­ti­ple weapons caches through­out the oper­a­tion, offi­cials said.

Forces seized 5,000 rounds of assault-rifle and sniper ammu­ni­tion, 200 pounds of ammo­ni­um nitrate — a banned fer­til­iz­er used in explo­sives — as well as 50 rock­et-pro­pelled grenades, 12 rock­et-pro­pelled grenade boost­ers, sev­en bolt-action rifles, a land mine, an anti-tank mine and assort­ed bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als.

In var­i­ous oth­er oper­a­tions yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan, secu­ri­ty forces found 63 mor­tar rounds, two anti-tank pro­jec­tiles and two assault rifles.

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es

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