Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Attackers in Afghanistan
Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 Afghan and coalition killed four insurgents in Afghanistan’s Kunar province yesterday, military officials reported.
Security forces fired on several insurgents behaving in a hostile manner in the province’s Darah-ye Pech district, officials said, killing three.
A separate combined patrol killed another insurgent after being fired upon in the province’s Tsowkey district.
In other news yesterday throughout Afghanistan:
-- Security forces killed two insurgents during a gun battle in Helmand province’s Musa Qalah district after a group of insurgents ambushed the troops with small-arms fire.
-- Forces killed an insurgent and wounded another in a shootout in Helmand province’s Kajaki district after being fired upon.
-- Acting on tips from local residents, Afghan and coalition troops detained several suspected insurgents, including a Haqqani terrorist network leader, in Khost province’s Sabari district. The suspected Haqqani leader is responsible for trafficking weapons to other fighters in the province.
-- Security forces captured several suspected insurgents with alleged ties to a Taliban bomb facilitator in Zabul province’s Shah Joy district. The facilitator reportedly is linked to several attacks throughout the province, officials said.
-- Forces detained two suspected insurgents, including a Taliban leader believed to be responsible for kidnappings, weapons trafficking and attacks on local security forces in Ghazni province’s provincial capital.
-- Security forces detained a suspected insurgent while searching for a Haqanni leader in Khost province’s Terayzai district. The targeted Haqanni leader is responsible for carrying out indirect-fire and roadside-bomb attacks on coalition convoys.
-- Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban leader in Wardak province’s Sayyidabad district, where he is known to have purchased weapons and bomb-making materials for senior Taliban leaders.
-- Security forces destroyed 4 tons of narcotics near Kandahar province’s Zharay district. The narcotics were found on an insurgent compound used for planning and facilitating attacks, officials said, and the compound also served as a hub for trafficking homemade bombs.
-- Security forces found several other weapons stockpiles throughout Afghanistan. The operations resulted in the seizure of more than 200 assault rifle rounds, 21 anti-personnel mines, 15 rocket-propelled grenades, 14 hand grenades, four assorted rockets and mortars. Various bomb-making materials also were discovered, including 11 blasting caps, eight bags of ammonium nitrate, five pressure plates, four cell phones, urea fertilizer, a roll of detonation cord and an electronic detonator. Forces also found 7,500 pounds of marijuana and a pound and a half of opium.