KABUL, Aug. 4 -- Up to 12 and 23 others detained in operations carried out by the Afghan forces
and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in
eastern Afghan provinces over the past 24 hours, the ISAF's Regional
Command-East (RC-East) said in a statement issued here Saturday morning.
The joint forces also found weapons and ammunition besides defusing
15 roadside bombs or Improvised Explosive Device (IED), the statement
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces detained 23
insurgents during engagements, 20 in Terezayi District, two in Musa Khel
District and one in Khost District in eastern Khost province, it said.
"A coalition air strike killed eight insurgents in Marawarah District
(Kunar province) in response to Afghan National Security Forces and
coalition forces receiving small arms and indirect fire, " the statement
Four other insurgents were killed in eastern Logar province over the same period of time, according to the statement.
Operations in RC-East are still ongoing, the statement noted.
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