ISAF Joint Command morning operational update - January 25, 2012
For Immediate Release
KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 25) –
A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation
in search of a Taliban leader in Kot district, Faryab province, today.
leader is an explosives expert and suicide-attack network facilitator
who targets senior Afghan government officials throughout Almar
During the operation, two insurgents exited a
building and fired at the security force. Several remaining insurgents
barricaded themselves inside the building and also opened fire. The
security force responded to the immediate threat and returned fire,
killing the insurgents.
The security force confiscated
several AK-47 assault rifles, eight grenades, four chest racks, one
machine gun and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
No civilians were injured during the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan led and coalition supported security force conducted an
operation in search of a weapons dealer and facilitator in Tarin Kwot
district, Uruzgan province, Monday. The security force discovered
several weapons and weapon parts during the operation. All items were
confiscated. Two suspected associates of the weapons dealer were
detained for further questioning.
UPDATE TO PR# 2012-01-S-036:
In Dand district, Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition
security force discovered two drug caches while conducting an operation
Monday. The caches contained approximately 22,000 pounds (10,000
kilograms) of hash. The security force destroyed all drugs on site
without incident. The security force detained one suspect for
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