ISAF Condemns Insurgent Attacks in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 — The Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force joined Afghanistan Pres­i­dent Hamid Karzai and the country’s Min­istry of Inte­ri­or in con­demn­ing today’s insur­gent attacks in the Tarin Kot dis­trict of Afghanistan’s Uruz­gan province that, accord­ing to ini­tial reports, killed and wound­ed more than 50 peo­ple.

Ini­tial reports indi­cate that mul­ti­ple sui­cide bombers attacked sev­er­al gov­ern­ment build­ings in Tarin Kot, the provin­cial cap­i­tal. Reports indi­cate that up to 10 chil­dren were among those killed, along with women and police offi­cers.

Inno­cent Afghans lost their lives today because insur­gents have a despi­ca­ble, com­plete dis­re­gard for human life,” said Navy Rear Adm. Vic Beck, ISAF’s direc­tor of pub­lic affairs. “Our deep­est sym­pa­thies are with the fam­i­lies and friends of those who were killed and we will work with our Afghan part­ners to bring those respon­si­ble to jus­tice.”

In Afghanistan news yes­ter­day:

– An Afghan-led force detained a Tal­iban leader and one of his asso­ciates dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in the Nahr-e Saraj dis­trict of Hel­mand province. The leader was the Tal­iban mil­i­tary com­man­der for the dis­trict and was respon­si­ble for coor­di­nat­ing ship­ments of bomb mate­ri­als.

– In the Mai­wand dis­trict of Kan­da­har province, a com­bined Afghan and coali­tion patrol seized a drug cache in a com­pound near High­way 1. The cache con­tained 396 pounds of hashish and 132 pounds of opi­um. An AK-47 rifle was also seized.

– An Afghan-led force detained sev­er­al sus­pects dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in the Panjwa’i dis­trict of Kan­da­har province. The force was search­ing for a Tal­iban leader respon­si­ble for coor­di­nat­ing road­side bomb attacks against Afghan secu­ri­ty forces.

– An ISAF patrol seized a weapons cache in the Pul-e Alam dis­trict of Log­ar province. The cache con­tained nine rock­et-pro­pelled grenade rounds, four RPG boost­ers and one mor­tar tail fin.

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es