Monday, February 27, 2012

Feb.27., 2012. - ISAF Joint Command Evening Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – Several insurgents were captured by an Afghan Provincial Response Company working with coalition forces during execution of a search warrant in Bala Boluk district, Farah province, Saturday, Feb. 25.

All of the detained insurgents were directly tied to IED and complex attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, as well as crimes against local Afghans in Farah province.

The combined force also discovered a cache of weapons and improvised explosive device materials during the operation. The materials included anti-personnel mines, grenades, ammunition, home-made explosives and various IED components. All of the weapons and explosives were destroyed on site.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


In Maiwand district, Kandahar province, one insurgent was killed during a vehicle search operation conducted by a combined Afghan and coalition security force, Saturday, Feb. 25. During the operation, the insurgent dismounted his motorcycle and ran at the security force carrying grenades and small arms ammunition. The security force perceived an immediate threat and engaged the man, killing him.

Following the engagement, the security force recovered several IED components and destroyed them on site.


A coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Pul-e Alam district, Logar province, Feb. 27. The facilitator provided weapons and financial support for numerous insurgent fighters in the area. No shots were fired during the operation.

In Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, a Haqqani leader was captured by Afghan and coalition security forces during an operation today. The leader managed an insurgent network and directed operations against Afghan civilians and security forces in the district.
Two suspected insurgents were also detained during the operation.

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