Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 15., 2013. - ISAF Joint Command Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force wounded a Taliban leader and killed two other insurgents during an operation in Qush Tepah district, Jowzjan province, yesterday.

The leader has operational control over a group of fighters responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in multiple districts throughout Jowzjan. He also engages in illegal taxation against Afghan civilians, provides training on improvised explosive device operations to his subordinates, and facilitates the movement of money, weapons and insurgent fighters in the local area.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


Afghan National Army Special Forces, advised by coalition forces, detained eight insurgents and seized a large cache of homemade explosive during an operation in Panjwa’I district, Kandahar province yesterday. The cache consisted of 757 liters (200 gallons) of homemade explosive and several IED making materials. The detainees have been transferred to the Afghan Uniformed Police and all seized materials were destroyed on location.

An Afghan Local Police quick reaction force responding to an attack on two separate ALP checkpoints killed one insurgent and wounded another in Andar district, Ghazni province, yesterday. The Afghan force engaged several insurgents, shortly after being dispatched from the District Operations Coordination Center, who were attacking the Rustam and Golo ALP checkpoints, using 82mm mortar and DSHKA fire. No Afghan Local Police were injured during this engagement.

An Afghan quick reaction force killed two insurgents while responding to an attack on an ALP checkpoint in Gelan district, Ghazni province, yesterday. The QRF was dispatched after Afghan Local Police contacted the District Operation Coordination Center for assistance. Following the engagement the security force recovered two AK-47 rifles.

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