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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update - January 30, 2012

2012-01-S-047

For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 30) – An Afghan and coalition security force captured an Al Qaida facilitator during an operation in Gardez district, Paktiya province, today.

The facilitator coordinated insurgent activity throughout the area and provided reports to senior Al Qaida leaders in Pakistan.

No civilians were harmed during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


North
An Afghan led and coalition supported security force discovered a weapons cache during an operation in Kunduz district, Kunduz province, Saturday. The weapons cache consisted of several mortar rounds and a quantity of small arms ammunition. Two suspected insurgents were detained by Afghan security forces for further questioning. The security force destroyed the cache without incident.


South
A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during a patrol in Panjwa ‘i district, Kandahar province, today. The cache consisted of approximately 5,559 pounds (2,545 kilograms) of marijuana. The marijuana was confiscated and will be destroyed at a later date.


East
An Afghan led and coalition supported security force discovered a weapons cache during an operation in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Saturday. The cache contained multiple anti-tank mines and improvised explosive device-making materials. The security force destroyed the cache on site without incident.

In Qalander district, Khost province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani Network leader today. The leader conducts attacks against Afghan forces in Nadir Shah Kot district. The security force confiscated multiple grenades and AK-47 assault rifles and detained several suspected insurgents during the operation.

An Afghan led and coalition supported security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Nerkh district, Wardak province, today. The leader supplied bomb-making materials, weapons and ammunition for use by insurgent fighters conducting attacks in Maidan Shahr and Nerkh districts. The security force confiscated multiple bomb-making materials during the operation.

 
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