Forces Kill Insurgents, Capture Terrorists in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 — Afghan and coali­tion forces killed eight ene­my fight­ers and detained sev­er­al oth­ers yes­ter­day in oper­a­tions through­out Afghanistan, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
— A coali­tion air weapons team in Hel­mand province’s San­gin dis­trict killed five insur­gents after spot­ting the men with a bomb det­o­na­tor and an auto­mat­ic machine gun mount­ed on their truck.

— Secu­ri­ty forces killed two insur­gents linked to a senior Tal­iban weapons smug­gler dur­ing a shootout in Zab­ul province’s Shamu­lazai dis­trict. Troops opened fire on the insur­gents after one bran­dished a weapon and the oth­er appeared to attempt to det­o­nate a sui­cide vest. 

— Forces killed an armed insur­gent and detained sev­er­al oth­ers, includ­ing a Tal­iban leader respon­si­ble for dis­trib­ut­ing mate­ri­als used for build­ing car bombs, in Kan­da­har province’s Kan­da­har City. 

— Afghan and coali­tion forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing a Haqqani net­work weapons traf­fick­er, in Khost province’s Sabari dis­trict. The Haqqani ter­ror­ist also report­ed­ly is respon­si­ble for finance, media and logis­ti­cal sup­port for the Sabari dis­trict Haqqani network. 

— Forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents, while search­ing for a Tal­iban leader linked to sev­er­al attacks on secu­ri­ty forces, in Log­ar province’s Charkh district. 

In March 8 operations: 

— Afghan and coali­tion forces killed two ene­my fight­ers after insur­gents ambushed the com­bined patrol in Kan­da­har province’s Shah Wali district. 

— Secu­ri­ty forces killed one insur­gent and detained two oth­ers in an oper­a­tion geared toward dis­rupt­ing an insur­gent leader’s abil­i­ty to plan and exe­cute attacks in Nim­roz province’s Khash Rod district. 

— Secu­ri­ty forces found two weapon stock­piles in south­ern Afghanistan. Oper­a­tions result­ed in seizure of more than 200 assault rifle rounds, six mor­tars, five rock­et-pro­pelled grenade boost­ers, four assault rifles, a rock­et-pro­pelled grenade launch­er and assort­ed bomb-mak­ing materials. 

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releases 

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