Afghanistan — Forces Kill Several Taliban Insurgents

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 — An Afghan and coali­tion force killed sev­er­al Tal­iban insur­gents and detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents yes­ter­day in the Sayad dis­trict of Afghanistan’s Sar-e Pul province, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
The tar­get of the oper­a­tion was a Tal­iban insur­gent who is the shad­ow gov­er­nor for Sar-e Pul province and the key pow­er bro­ker in the north. He has ties to for­eign fight­er facil­i­ta­tion and sui­cide train­ing camps oper­at­ing in the province.

In oth­er oper­a­tions yes­ter­day:

— A com­bined Afghan and coali­tion force detained numer­ous sus­pect­ed insur­gents while search­ing for a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor in the Bagh­lan-e Jadid dis­trict of Bagh­lan province. The facil­i­ta­tor pro­vides logis­tics for the Tal­iban. He works with his broth­er to trans­fer sui­cide vests, impro­vised-explo­sive-device sup­plies and ammu­ni­tion.

— An Afghan and coali­tion force cap­tured a Tal­iban leader dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in Kan­da­har City, Kan­da­har province. The leader planned, pre­pared and exe­cut­ed attacks against Afghan and coali­tion forces.

— A com­bined Afghan and coali­tion force killed sev­er­al insur­gents dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in Nawah dis­trict, Ghanzi province. The secu­ri­ty forces con­duct­ed a raid to dis­rupt Tal­iban net­work cells in the dis­trict. The tar­get was a Tal­iban leader who coor­di­nates IED and oth­er attacks.

— In Khost province, a com­bined Afghan and coali­tion force cap­tured a Hezb-E Isla­mi Gul­bud­din facil­i­ta­tor in Sabari dis­trict. The facil­i­ta­tor is respon­si­ble for assist­ing in the emplace­ment of IEDs as well as assist­ing Hezb-E Isla­mi Gul­bud­din insur­gents through recon­nais­sance.

— An Afghan and coali­tion force cap­tured a Tal­iban leader and detained one sus­pect­ed insur­gent dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in Log­ar province’s Pul-E Alam dis­trict. The tar­get­ed man planned and coor­di­nat­ed attacks against Afghan and coali­tion forces.

ISAF con­firmed the April 2 cap­ture of a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in Khugyani dis­trict, Nan­garhar province. The facil­i­ta­tor is involved in coor­di­nat­ing attacks through­out Jalal­abad dis­trict, to include high-pro­file attacks, and he main­tains close con­nec­tions with mul­ti­ple Tal­iban lead­ers. Also con­firmed was the April 2 cap­ture of a Haqqani senior leader dur­ing a raid in the Gardez dis­trict of Pak­tiya province. The Haqqani senior leader was respon­si­ble for plan­ning attacks against coali­tion forces and trans­port­ing IED mate­ri­als and fight­ers from Pak­istan.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces killed two insur­gents dur­ing a clear­ing oper­a­tion in Hel­mand province’s San­gin dis­trict.

— Afghan and coali­tion forces dis­cov­ered a weapons cache in Kan­da­har province’s Panjwa’i dis­trict. The cache con­tained three AK-47 rifles, 1,020 7.62 mm rounds, 14 full AK-47 mag­a­zines, nine rock­ets, four chest racks, nine pres­sure plates and sev­er­al cell phones.

— A com­bined secu­ri­ty patrol found a weapons cache con­sist­ing of 23 rock­et-pro­pelled grenade rounds dur­ing an oper­a­tion in Kab­ul province’s Pagh­man dis­trict. The weapons will be destroyed.

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

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