WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2012 – An International Security Assistance Force helicopter crew survived after their aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan today, military officials reported.
The crew members have been safely recovered and moved to a nearby base, officials said. The site has been secured and initial reports indicate there was no enemy activity in the area.
ISAF is assessing the circumstances to determine the cause of the crash.
In other Afghanistan news today, a combined force captured a Haqqani network leader, detained several suspected insurgents and seized assault rifles and a grenade in the Khost district of Khost province. The insurgent leader directed vehicle- and suicide-bomb attacks and distributed weapons and money to insurgents in Khost City.
In Afghanistan operations yesterday:
— An Afghan-led and coalition-supported force seized a large number of bomb-making components and small arms in the Lashkar district of Helmand province.
In Feb. 3 operations:
— In the Karjan district of Uruzgan province, a combined force killed several insurgents, detained several suspects and confiscated bomb-making components while searching for a Taliban leader.
In Feb. 2 operations:
— In the Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan province, an Afghan-led and coalition-supported force killed an insurgent, detained several suspects and seized weapons while searching for a Taliban commander linked to the movement of bomb-making materials and targeting Afghan and coalition forces.
Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases