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Combined Force Detains 2 Taliban Insurgents

Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected Taliban insurgents and seized explosives during an operation in the Pul-e Khurmi district of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province today, military officials reported.

During the operation, officials said, the Afghan and coalition troops found improvised explosive device-making components and ammunition while searching a compound for a suspected Taliban leader.

In other operations today:

-- A combined force detained two suspects during an operation to arrest a Haqqani network leader in the Muhammad Aghah district of Logar province.

-- A combined force detained numerous suspects during a search for a Haqqani leader in the Sabari district of Khost province. The Haqqani leader purchases weapons and coordinates attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the district.

-- A combined force killed several insurgents and detained multiple suspects during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in the Zharay district of Kandahar province.

In July 31 operations:

-- A combined force arrested a senior Taliban leader in the Tarnak wa Jaldak district of Zabul province. The Taliban leader organized an IED network responsible for multiple attacks in the region. He was also responsible for directing suicide bombings and for planning and executing attacks against Afghan security forces and civilians.

-- In the Chimtal district of Balkh province, coalition-supported Afghan commandos detained several suspects during an operation to arrest a senior Taliban leader. The sought-after insurgent is responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

-- In the Shorabak district of Kandahar province, a combined force seized and destroyed 2,381 pounds of hashish and detained two suspected narcotics traffickers.

-- In the Muhammad Aghah district of Logar province, a combined force-directed airstrike killed several armed insurgents during a search for a Haqqani leader. The airstrike did not injure any civilians or damage any civilian property.

-- A combined force discovered IED-making materials in Ghazni province’s Andar district.

-- A coalition airstrike killed two insurgents who were emplacing IEDs in Ghazni province’s Andar district.

-- In Khost province, a combined force found and cleared two IEDs in the Sabari district, one IED in the Terezayi district and another in the Khost district.

-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Laghman province’s Mehtar Lam district.

-- A combined force detained an insurgent while investigating a weapons cache in Laghman province’s Dowlat Shah district. The cache contained mines and mortar rounds.

-- A combined force detained two insurgents who possessed IED-making materials in Logar province’s Muhammad Aghah district.

-- In Paktia province, a combined force found and cleared an IED in the Dzadran district.

-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Wardak province’s Sayyidabad district.

 

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