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Afghan and NATO forces conduct operation against insurgency

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2013-01-CA-03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan 13, 2013) – Afghan and ISAF forces conducted an operation in Sayed Abad district, Wardak province early today. During the operation, an Afghan and coalition security force killed four armed insurgents after the insurgents attacked.  One Afghan soldier died in the operation.  After the engagement, the security force discovered a cache of weapons and explosives and destroyed it on site before withdrawing from the area. 

“There was no airstrike during the operation, as some media outlets are reporting,” said Colonel Thomas Collins, an ISAF spokesperson. “The operation was initiated to disrupt insurgent activities in the area, but again, ISAF did not drop any munitions from aircraft. These reports are simply not true.” 

"ISAF is aware of reports that Afghan civilians were killed and injured after the operation.  We take all allegations of civilian casualties seriously and in coordination with Afghan officials will determine the facts of what happened," Collins said.   

Collins further stated that the operation was led by Afghan forces with ISAF forces in support.

 
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