Tuesday, April 2, 2013

R.I.P. - Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan, 43, of Summerville, S.C., died March 29 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related illness.  He was assigned to the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

            For more information please contact Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield public affairs office at 912-767-8666.


By Ryan Smith

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier has died in Afghanistan, according to a Department of Defense release.

Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan, 43, died March 29 in Kandahar from a non-combat-related illness. Reagan, a native of Summerville, S.C., was assigned to the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd ID.

Reagan was the 3rd Infantry Division's ninth Afghanistan-related death in March and the seventh from 3rd CAB.

On March 11, a Fort Stewart soldier was killed in a firefight and five 3rd CAB soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash. On March 13, a Fort Stewart soldier died in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., from wounds suffered in Afghanistan. And on March 16, a 3rd CAB soldier was killed in Kandahar.

Col. Allan Pepin, commander of Task Force Falcon in Afghanistan, paid tribute to Reagan and the other fallen 3rd CAB soldiers in a Monday post on 3rd CAB's Facebook page.

"(Reagan) will join our recent Heroes in peace, and we will stand tall through this hardship and honor our seven fallen warriors by continuing the mission, as they would demand," Pepin wrote. "Our mission here must continue as we pave the way for Afghan independence, and support our partners for a better future in Afghanistan. Their sacrifices in a time of war only strengthen our resolve."
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In Several Joint Clearance Operations, 19 Armed Taliban Killed (Apr.02.2013.)

Publish Date: Apr 02, 2013
In Several Joint Clearance Operations, 19 Armed Taliban Killed


In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several joint clearance operations with the cooperation of Afghan National Army, NDS and Coalition Forces to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.

The operations were conducted in Kabul, Nangarhar, Daikundi, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Paktiya, Farah and Helmand provinces, as a result 19 armed Taliban were killed, five wounded and three other armed Taliban were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.                                                                                       

Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated some amount of light and heavy round ammunitions and 11 anti-vehicle mines.

Counter Crimes:

The 101 Kabul Zone National Police detained three suspects accused of murder and drug trafficking in the 1st and 8th Districts of Kabul-City.
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Militants attack major power station in Pakistan, 7 killed

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (red), in Pakistan...
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (red), in Pakistan (pink). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to Pakistani police officials, at last seven people were killed after dozens of suspected militants attacked a major power station in northwest Pakistan with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

The biggest power station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was damaged following the attack, suspending electricity supply to half of the major city of Peshawar.

It served as a reminder that Pakistan’s leaders have failed to tackle a Taliban insurgency that remains potent despite a series of security crackdown amid the run-up to May 11th general elections.

“They attacked the power station at around 2:30 am (2130 GMT). They killed two officials on the spot and abducted 10 others,” Javed Khan, a senior police official in the area, told AFP.

“They threw five dead bodies of the kidnapped officials in the fields close to the power house on Monday morning. Five others are still missing,” Khan said.

The militants then killed five of the hostages as they were fleeing and were pursued by police, said Javed Khan. The bodies were found about a kilometre away from the grid station. Four of the abducted were still missing.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. But Taliban militants waging a bloody insurgency against the government have staged scores of attacks against security officials, government personnel and civilians.

By Mirwais Adeel - 02 Apr 2013, 1:22 pm

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Apr. 02., 2013. - ISAF Joint Command Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator during an operation in Zurmat district, Paktiya province, today.

The facilitator is believed to have procured, transported and distributed weapons to insurgents in Paktiya and Khost province. He has also allegedly emplaced improvised explosive devices for use in attacks on Afghan and coalition forces.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


An Afghan and coalition security force killed Taliban leader, Mukhlis, during an operation in Washer district, Helmand province, yesterday. Mukhlis exercised control over a cell of fighters responsible for direct fire and IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in eastern Washer district. He also facilitated the movement of weapons throughout the district for use in insurgency operations

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Apr. 02., 2013. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared three improvised explosive devices and discovered three weapons caches during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, April 1.

Kabul province
Afghan National Security Forces discovered a weapons cache during operations in the Sarobi district. The cache contained one AK-47, two hand grenades and four artillery fuses.

Khowst province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Khowst district.

Logar province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared two IEDs during operations in the Pul-E-Alam district.

Paktika province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces discovered two weapons caches during operations in the Gardez district. The caches contained nine rocket-propelled grenades and IED making materials.

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