Forces Kill Insurgents in Jowzjan Province

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 — Com­bined forces killed sev­er­al Tal­iban fight­ers in a gun bat­tle yes­ter­day in the Qush Tepah dis­trict of Afghanistan’s Jowz­jan province, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

Troops were search­ing for the senior Tal­iban leader in the dis­trict, who is respon­si­ble for direct­ing bomb­ing attacks and coor­di­nat­ing insur­gent fund­ing, when the armed fight­ers attacked, offi­cials said. 

The Afghan and coali­tion force repelled the attack­ers and con­tin­ued on with their search. Anoth­er group of insur­gents opened fire before the troops could fin­ish their mission. 

Troops killed sev­er­al insur­gents and found explo­sive devices, assault rifles and oth­er weapons. 

In oth­er oper­a­tions yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan: 

— Afghan and coali­tion forces killed sev­er­al armed insur­gents and detained sev­er­al oth­ers while search­ing for the senior insur­gent com­man­der in Kun­duz province’s Charhar Darah district. 

— Secu­ri­ty forces in Khost province’s Shamul dis­trict detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents while search­ing for a Haqqani ter­ror­ist net­work weapons trafficker. 

— In Kunar province’s Narang dis­trict, troops killed sev­er­al armed insur­gents after the group opened fire on their patrol. 

— Com­bined forces detained more than 10 sus­pect­ed insur­gents while search­ing for a Tal­iban leader in Pak­ti­ka province’s Yahya Khel district. 

— In Khost province’s Sabari dis­trict, troops cap­tured sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents while search­ing for a Haqqni ter­ror­ist net­work leader respon­si­ble for plant­i­ng road­side bombs through­out the area. 

— Forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents while search­ing for a Tal­iban leader in Log­ar province’s Charkh district. 

— Based on infor­ma­tion from local res­i­dents, secu­ri­ty forces cap­tured two sus­pect­ed insur­gents linked to a Tal­iban leader respon­si­ble for plan­ning and lead­ing attacks on local forces. 

— In oper­a­tions in Pak­tia province’s Zur­mat and Ahmad­abad dis­tricts, secu­ri­ty forces seized more than 900 assault rifle rounds and 10 rock­et-pro­pelled grenades with propellant 

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

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