March 7, 2011

ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update, March 7, 2011

ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan | 2011-03-S-021
For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 7, 2011) – Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces confirmed yesterday, the capture of an insurgent leader in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, 26 February.

The insurgent leader has lead rifle and improvised explosive device attacks and extorted money from Afghans in Lashkar Gah, Nad’ Ali and Nahr-e-Saraj districts. These attacks include the recent incident in Lashkar Gah involving an IED concealed in a rickshaw that wounded several Afghan citizens.

In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:


South

Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban weapons facilitator and one suspected insurgent during a security operation in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, yesterday.

The facilitator was based in Kandahar City and has recently been coordinating weapons acquisitions within the city to use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound, where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The facilitator and suspected insurgent were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity.


East

Afghan and coalition forces targeted two Haqqani network facilitators and detained several suspected insurgents during separate security operations in Sabari district, Khost province, yesterday.

The first facilitator is responsible for providing IEDs and conducting roadside bombings against Afghan and coalition forces. He is also known to recruit Haqqini network personnel and provide safe havens to militants.

Intelligence reports led the security forces to the targeted compound where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Several suspected insurgents were detained based on initial questioning at the scene.

The second facilitator is responsible for acquiring weapons and finances to support Haqqini network operations.

A security force approached the second targeted compound where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Two suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity.

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