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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update, Dec. 1, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 1, 2011) While on patrol in Sharan district, Paktika province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force encountered two armed suspected insurgents displaying hostile intent, yesterday.

Assessing an immediate threat, the security force fired, killing the individuals.

When the force moved in closer, they discovered the insurgents were carrying two AK-47s, four grenades, 90 rounds of small arms ammunition and five blasting caps. 

The force then searched an adjacent building and found two suspected insurgents along with three rocket-propelled grenades, 200 rounds of machine gun ammunition and various IED components. 

The two suspected insurgents were detained for questioning and all of the weapons were recovered by the Afghan security force as evidence.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

Today, in Musa Qal’ah district, Helmand province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader. The leader places roadside bombs throughout Helmand province and plans ambush attacks against Afghan forces. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

In Arghandab district, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache while conducting a patrol, yesterday. The cache consisted of approximately 540 pounds (270 kilograms) of hashish. All of the drugs were destroyed at the scene.  No civilians were harmed during the operation.

East

A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a weapons cache while on patrol in Zurmat district, Paktika province, Tuesday. The cache consisted of two 122mm rockets, three 82mm mortars, one anti-tank mine, four rocket-propelled grenades, five hand grenades, one AK-47 rifle, more than 4,000 rounds of machine gun and small arms ammunition and various improvised explosive device-making components. All of the weapons were destroyed on site and no civilians were harmed during the operation.

Today, a Taliban leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province. The leader distributed bomb making material and planned roadside bomb attacks against coalition forces. The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent during the operation.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Nerkh district, Wardak province, today. The leader coordinates attacks against Afghan forces in both Maidan Shahr and Nerkh districts.  The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during the operation.

In Sabari district, Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader, today. The leader plans roadside and indirect fire attacks against Afghan forces. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

Today, a combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Andar district, Ghazni province. The leader directs insurgent fighters in planned attacks in Andar and Deh Yak districts. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader in Jani Khel district, Paktiya province, today. The leader coordinates attacks against Afghan forces. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents and confiscated weapons to include an RPK machine gun.

Yesterday, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a weapons cache while on patrol in Baraki Barak district, Logar province. The cache consisted of one IED, 20 mortar rounds, six mines and various IED components. All of the weapons were confiscated by the security force to be destroyed at a later date.

 
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