Officials Report Convoy Accident in Kabul

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 — An Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force three-vehi­cle con­voy was involved in an acci­dent in Kab­ul today that killed an Afghan civil­ian wound­ed two oth­ers, accord­ing to ini­tial report­ing.
Accord­ing to reports, one of the ISAF vehi­cles acci­den­tal­ly struck some civil­ians who were in the road. No shots were fired by ISAF ser­vice mem­bers. A near­by ISAF patrol pro­vid­ed a secu­ri­ty cor­don while first aid was admin­is­tered.

The wound­ed were tak­en by civil­ian vehi­cle to a med­ical facility. 

In oper­a­tions yesterday: 

ISAF troops repelled an insur­gent attack on a coali­tion for­ward oper­at­ing base in the Beshud dis­trict of Nan­garhar province in east­ern Afghanistan. Numer­ous insur­gents were killed and one was wound­ed. Coali­tion forces retrieved mul­ti­ple auto­mat­ic weapons, 400 7.62 mm rounds, a mor­tar tube, two RPG launch­ers and 19 RPG rounds. There were no ISAF casualties. 

— A com­bined Afghan and coali­tion force detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed Haqqani Net­work insur­gents while tar­get­ing a Haqqani facil­i­ta­tor dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in the Sabari dis­trict of Khost province. The man is respon­si­ble for the facil­i­ta­tion of weapons, ammu­ni­tion and impro­vised explo­sive device mate­ri­als. He works direct­ly under a senior Haqqani leader who has con­nec­tions with oth­er senior lead­ers based in Pakistan. 

— In Hel­mand province, a com­bined Afghan and coali­tion secu­ri­ty force cap­tured a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in the Kaja­ki dis­trict. The man was the key liai­son between the nar­cotics trade and Tal­iban weapons pro­cure­ment in north­ern Hel­mand and the Mai­wand dis­trict. He over­saw drug orders and mon­ey exchanges for insur­gents in the Kaja­ki area. 

— A com­bined Afghan and coali­tion force detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents dur­ing a raid to cap­ture a Tal­iban leader in the Shah Joy dis­trict of Zab­ul province. The leader is a Tal­iban IED facil­i­ta­tor respon­si­ble for the move­ment, dis­tri­b­u­tion and emplace­ment of explo­sive devices along High­way 1 in the district. 

— In Nim­roz province, an ISAF secu­ri­ty patrol dis­cov­ered sev­er­al IEDs and asso­ci­at­ed com­po­nents and a chem­i­cals cache in the Khash Rod dis­trict. The cache con­sist­ed of five IEDs, 60 elec­tri­cal det­o­na­tors, 2,870 pounds of ammo­ni­um chlo­ride, 1,543 pounds of alu­minum nitrate, 110 pounds of car­bon and dif­fer­ent type of narcotics. 

— In the Tarin Kot dis­trict of Uruz­gan province, a com­bined Afghan-ISAF patrol found a weapons cache con­sist­ing of an AK-47 rifle, two full AK-47 mag­a­zines, 300 7.62 mm rounds, a hand grenade, and six RPG rounds. 

— Dur­ing sep­a­rate clear­ing oper­a­tions in Hel­mand, ISAF patrols were engaged by numer­ous insur­gents in the Nahr‑e Saraj and San­gin dis­tricts. Coali­tion forces returned fire and called for artillery and air sup­port. The artillery and air weapons teams engaged the ene­my posi­tions, killing numer­ous insur­gents and forc­ing the oth­ers to flee. 

— An ISAF patrol oper­at­ing in Helmand’s Mar­jah dis­trict found a weapons cache con­sist­ing of one 82 mm mor­tar round, two anti-per­son­nel mines, sev­er­al ball bear­ings and sev­er­al rock­et fuses. 

— In the Sar Kani dis­trict of Kunar province, an ISAF patrol found a weapons cache con­sist­ing of 18 82 mm recoil­less rifle rounds, home­made explo­sives, and sev­er­al IED-mak­ing components. 

In April 4 operations: 

— A com­bined Afghan-ISAF patrol killed two insur­gents and con­fis­cat­ed a nar­cotics cache dur­ing an oper­a­tion in the Mai­wand dis­trict of Kan­da­har province. The oper­a­tion tar­get­ed an insur­gent couri­er who stores and trans­ports weapons and explo­sives through­out the dis­trict. The secu­ri­ty patrol killed two insur­gents that tried to engage the com­bined forces. After clear­ing the area, the forces con­fis­cat­ed 2,340 pounds of opium. 

— An Afghan and coali­tion force dis­cov­ered a vehi­cle-borne IED emplaced in a motor­cy­cle dur­ing the cap­ture of a Tal­iban leader in Kan­da­har City, Kan­da­har province. The leader was in charge of a team that con­duct­ed IED and small-arms attacks in the areas south and south­east of Kan­da­har City. Two oth­er sus­pect­ed Tal­iban insur­gents were detained. In April 3 operations: 

— Afghan and coali­tion forces detained a high-lev­el insur­gent leader and anoth­er sus­pect­ed insur­gent dur­ing a secu­ri­ty oper­a­tion in Pak­tiya province’s Dand Patan dis­trict. The insur­gent leader is known for emplac­ing road­side bombs and coor­di­nat­ing attacks against Afghan and ISAF forces oper­at­ing in the district. 

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releases 

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