Shooting Incident in Kabul Leaves 9 Dead

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 — Eight Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force ser­vice mem­bers and an ISAF civil­ian died today fol­low­ing a shoot­ing inci­dent in Afghanistan’s cap­i­tal of Kab­ul, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.
ISAF Joint Com­mand offi­cials pro­vid­ed no oth­er details, cit­ing an ISAF pol­i­cy to defer casu­al­ty iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­ce­dures to the rel­e­vant nation­al author­i­ties.

In oth­er news from Afghanistan:

Coali­tion forces killed at least 10 armed insur­gents dur­ing oper­a­tions yes­ter­day along Afghanistan’s bor­der with Pak­istan.

Troops used artillery fire after receiv­ing reports that a group of armed insur­gents planned to attack their patrol. Sev­er­al insur­gents were killed in the engage­ment, offi­cials said.

The same patrol lat­er came under attack by anoth­er group of armed insur­gents. Troops returned fire, killing sev­er­al more ene­my fight­ers. An air weapons team pro­vid­ing over­watch secu­ri­ty for the patrol launched a third engage­ment after see­ing three more armed insur­gents maneu­ver­ing into Afghanistan from Pak­istan. Two were injured and one was wound­ed, offi­cials said.

In oth­er oper­a­tions yes­ter­day:

— Afghan and coali­tion forces in Khost province’s Sabari dis­trict cap­tured sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing the senior Hezb‑e Isla­mi Gul­bud­din leader respon­si­ble for all oper­a­tions in the province.

— Secu­ri­ty forces detained a Tal­iban leader and sev­er­al of his sus­pect­ed asso­ciates alleged­ly respon­si­ble for launch­ing attacks on troops in Kan­da­har province’s Dand dis­trict.

— In Hel­mand province’s San­gin dis­trict, troops cap­tured three sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing a Tal­iban weapons traf­fick­er respon­si­ble for sup­ply­ing ene­my fight­ers with mon­ey, explo­sives and muni­tions.

— Forces detained two sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing a Tal­iban leader respon­si­ble for coor­di­nat­ing and car­ry­ing out attacks on secu­ri­ty forces in Nan­garhar province’s Sherzad dis­trict.

— Secu­ri­ty forces found sev­er­al weapons and drug stock­piles through­out Afghanistan. The oper­a­tions result­ed in seizure of 1 mil­lion Afghan afgha­nis, which is the equiv­a­lent of $23,264, more than 4,000 pounds of mar­i­jua­na, 2,250 assault-rifle rounds, 90 hand grenades, 60 rock­et-pro­pelled grenade boost­ers, 13 82 mm mor­tar shells, two auto­mat­ic machine guns, an assault rifle and anti­air­craft ammu­ni­tions.

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es

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