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Combined Forces Kill 10 Insurgents in Afghanistan

Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed 10 insurgents, detained one suspect and seized three weapons caches during operations across Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported.

Coalition forces killed three insurgents in Kunar province’s Bar Kunar district. Two others were killed in the Qarghaee district of Laghman province during an airstrike. In the Khost district of Khost province, two other insurgents were killed after engaging coalition forces in a mortar attack.

In Kapisa province’s Tagab district, coalition forces killed one insurgent who was attempting to emplace an improvised explosive device. In the Mehtar Lam district of Laghman province, two insurgents were killed and one was detained during a firefight with Afghan and coalition forces.

Coalition forces in the Shemal district of Khost province seized an assault rifle, an ammo magazine, a shotgun, seven chest rigs and shotgun shells.

Coalition forces seized a 40 mm grenade launcher and three 40 mm rounds in the Bak district of Khost province.

In the Qarghah’I district of Laghman province, coalition forces seized one box of machine-gun ammunition, one hand grenade and 300 machine-gun rounds.

In Oct. 29 Afghanistan operations:

-- A combined force killed a Taliban leader and detained one suspect in the Sherzad district of Nangarhar province. The leader conducted ambushes against Afghan convoys. The force confiscated one assault rifle and a grenade.

-- A combined patrol killed an insurgent leader and two other insurgents in the Khash Rod district of Nimroz province. The leader was responsible for the intimidation of local civilians and assassinations of Afghan government officials. The patrol confiscated two assault rifles and ammunition.

-- In the Qalat district of Zabul province, a combined force captured a Taliban leader and detained two suspects. The insurgent leader coordinated attacks against coalition forces.

-- In the Kajaki district of Helmand province, a coalition force seized detonation cord, homemade explosives, 20 pressure plates, IED-making components, four 82 mm mortars, a grenade, one 107 mm rocket, some landmines and small-arms ammunition.

-- A combined force detained multiple suspects while searching for a Taliban leader in the Panjwa’i district of Kandahar province.

-- In the Manduzai district of Khost province, a combined force detained numerous suspects during a search for a Haqqani network leader. The force confiscated several weapons.

-- A combined force detained several suspects while searching for a Haqqani network leader in the Gardez district of Paktia province. The leader coordinates roadside-bomb attacks in the district.

In Oct. 28 Afghanistan operations:

-- A combined force captured two Haqqani network leaders and two suspects in the Sarobi district of Paktika province.

-- In the Kandahar district of Kandahar province, a combined force detained several suspects while searching for a Taliban leader.

-- A combined force detained two suspects in Helmand province’s Nawah-ye Barakzai.

-- In the Kahmard district of Bamyan province, Afghan civilians discovered three weapons caches containing one 85 mm rocket, one 82 mm recoilless rifle round, one anti-personnel mine, 120 40 mm grenade rounds, 101 grenades, 49 grenade fuses, 11 rockets, eight rocket-propelled grenades and 140 rounds of ammunition.

-- In the Pul-e ‘Alam district of Logar province, a combined force detained two suspects during a search for a Haqqani network leader. The leader directs attacks against Afghan forces.

-- A combined force detained one suspect and confiscated multiple rocket-propelled grenades during a search for a Taliban leader in Logar province’s Charkh district. The insurgent leader is responsible for multiple attacks across the province.

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