October 18, 2011

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update, Oct. 18, 2011

2011-10-S-036
ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 18, 2011) — A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a facilitator in Gomal district, Paktika province, Monday.

The facilitator plans and conducts attacks against coalition forces in the Sarobi and Orgun districts.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

In Kunduz district, Kunduz province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained one suspect during an operation in search of an insurgent leader, yesterday. The leader plans suicide bomb attacks both in Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces.

South

A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province. The leader received shipments of explosives and weapons used to support Taliban operations in the area.

In Reg-e Khan Neshin district, Helmand province, a coalition patrol uncovered a drug cache, yesterday, consisting of 315 pounds (143 kilograms) of hashish that was seized by the force for safe disposal at a later date. One suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.

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