Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mar.21., 2012. - ISAF Joint Command Evening Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – A coalition bomber conducted a precision airstrike destroying an improvised explosive device-making facility in Sangin district, Helmand province, Monday, March 19.

The facility was used by insurgents to build bombs and coordinate IED attacks in the area.

Following the strike, a coalition security force conducted a patrol confirming the building and IED-making materials were destroyed. The patrol also confirmed that there were no damages to any neighboring compounds and no civilian casualties were reported.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


An Afghan Provincial Response Company, supported by coalition forces, recovered a narcotics and weapons cache in Lashkar Gar district, Helmand province, March 20. The cache consisted of 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of hashish, some opium harvesting tools, two rifles and a grenade. All of the items were confiscated by the PRC to be destroyed.

In Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered multiple improvised explosive devices during routine operations, Sunday, March 18. The team first discovered a motorcycle packed with explosives and on a subsequent search of the area found four additional IEDs. All of the explosive materials were confiscated to be destroyed.


An Afghan PRC, supported by coalition forces, discovered a large explosives and IED-manufacturing cache during an operation in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, Sunday. The Afghan force found hidden in a garden four IEDs consisting of 187 pounds (85 kilograms) of explosives, 10 anti-tank mines, 66 pounds (30 kilograms) of homemade explosives and 10 fuses for anti-person mines. All of the materials were confiscated by the PRC for disposal.

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