ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
For Immediate Release
KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 6, 2011) — In Jani Khel district, Paktika province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force killed three insurgents during an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader.
The leader distributes weapons, ammunition, and roadside bombs to other insurgent leaders throughout region for use in attacks against Afghan forces.
At the onset of the operations, the security force was engaged by rocket-propelled grenade, machine gun and small arms fire, responding to the immediate threat the security force returned fire, killing three and wounding one insurgent.
Additionally, one local national female was killed and a local national female was wounded during the operation. Both the females were located inside of the building from which the insurgents were firing at the security force.
Both wounded individuals were transported by the coalition force and are being medically cared for at this time. A local leader engagement will be held with the deputy governor to discuss the incident.
Multiple weapons were confiscated to include a PKM machine gun with 500 rounds, as well as, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher with multiple rocket-propelled grenades.
Three suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during a security operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province. The leader was responsible for abductions in the area, as well as, the movement of foreign fighters into Afghanistan. No civilians were injured during the operation.
A Taliban leader was captured and two insurgents were killed by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in Musa Qal’ah district, Helmand province. The leader operated a roadside bomb factory, as well as, distributed munitions throughout the region. Additionally, he threatened the local population through the extortion of food and money in the Musa Qal’ah district. Two insurgents were killed after firing at the security force, in response to the threat, the security force returned fire killing both armed individuals. The security force detained four additional suspected insurgents during the operation.
In Maiwand district, Kandahar province, yesterday, a combined Afghan and coalition force discovered and seized a drug cache consisting of 165 pounds (75 kilograms) of hashish. All the drugs were destroyed by security forces.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed an armed Taliban leader during an operation in Muhammad Aghah district, Logar province. The leader planned vehicle bomb attacks in the Muhammad Aghah district, as well as, financially supporting and managing insurgent fighters. During the operation the security force was engaged by an armed individual, and responding to the immediate threat the force returned fire killing the insurgent leader. Multiple weapons including AK-47 assault rifles and fragment grenades were confiscated and one suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.