Afghanistan — Officials Report on Operations, Insurgent Attacks

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2010 — Coali­tion offi­cials in Afghanistan have released details of recent oper­a­tions and insur­gent attacks.

A com­bined Afghan-inter­na­tion­al secu­ri­ty force detained a sus­pect­ed insur­gent on the out­skirts of Kan­da­har City in Kan­da­har province last night while pur­su­ing a Tal­iban com­man­der known to traf­fic weapons and assist in bomb­ing attacks against Afghan civil­ians and Afghan and coali­tion forces. No shots were fired, and the secu­ri­ty force pro­tect­ed women and chil­dren who were present. 

Also last night, a com­bined force killed a sus­pect­ed insur­gent and detained a num­ber of sus­pect­ed insur­gents in Hel­mand province while pur­su­ing a Tal­iban mil­i­tary com­man­der in charge of fight­ers in parts of Mar­ja and the Nad‑e Ali district. 

Sev­er­al indi­vid­u­als attempt­ed to escape as the secu­ri­ty force approached a series of com­pounds in Nad‑e Ali dis­trict. As the com­bined secu­ri­ty force attempt­ed to appre­hend those flee­ing, one man was killed when he dis­played hos­tile intent. 

On July 13, Afghan and inter­na­tion­al forces repelled an insur­gent attack on an Afghan civ­il order police head­quar­ters in Kan­da­har City. Insur­gents attacked the head­quar­ters perime­ter with a vehi­cle-borne bomb, fol­lowed by small-arms, rock­et-pro­pelled-grenade and machine-gun fire. Police and inter­na­tion­al forces secured the head­quar­ters and pre­vent­ed insur­gents from pen­e­trat­ing the perime­ter while addi­tion­al Afghan and inter­na­tion­al forces rein­forced the head­quar­ters’ defens­es and suc­cess­ful­ly repelled the attack. 

Three Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force ser­vice­mem­bers and five civil­ian work­ers were killed in the attack. 

Sev­er­al Afghan civil­ians, includ­ing a 4‑year-old child, were killed and wound­ed by insur­gent attacks in Hel­mand and Kan­da­har provinces yesterday. 

Eight civil­ians were killed and four were wound­ed by a road­side bomb in Helmand’s Nad‑e Ali dis­trict. Afghan secu­ri­ty forces respond­ed and trans­port­ed the wound­ed to an Afghan mil­i­tary facil­i­ty for treatment. 

In anoth­er inci­dent in Nad‑e Ali, a 4‑year-old child died fol­low­ing a road­side-bomb explosion. 

Mean­while, two Afghan civil­ians were wound­ed when insur­gents attacked them with small-arms fire in their homes in Kandahar’s Zharay dis­trict. ISAF forces treat­ed the wound­ed at a near­by facil­i­ty and trans­port­ed one of the wound­ed to anoth­er facil­i­ty for fur­ther care. 

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releases 

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