Friday, March 23, 2012

Mar.23., 2012. - ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Mar. 23) – Coalition forces killed a Taliban expert bomb maker and wounded another insurgent with a precision airstrike in Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province, today.

The airstrike took place as the two insurgents emplaced two roadside bombs. One was a pressure plate device and the other was remote controlled.

Afghan and coalition security forces removed and destroyed both explosives and detained the wounded insurgent. The expert bomb maker constructed explosive devices for attacks against Afghan and coalition troops and trained other insurgents in constructing roadside bombs.

Before conducting the airstrike, coalition forces ensured no civilians were in the area and no property would be damaged.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today. The facilitator provided weapons and bomb-making materials to insurgents throughout the district and western Kandahar province. He was also participating in illegal narcotics trafficking to fund insurgent attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces. The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent as a result of this operation.


In Bati Kot district, Nangarhar province, an Afghan led security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation today. The facilitator provided financial and logistical support to insurgents throughout the district. During this operation, the security force also detained several suspected insurgents and confiscated a shotgun.

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