In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several joint
clearance operations with the cooperation of Afghan National Army, NDS
and Coalition Forces to clean some of the areas from terrorists and
enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.
The operations were conducted in Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Maidan Wardak,
Ghazni, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces, as a result 27 armed
Taliban were killed, eight wounded and 25 other armed Taliban were
arrested by Afghan National Security
Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and
confiscated some amount of light and heavy rounds ammunition and IEDs.
During the same 24 hour period, Afghan National Police discovered and
defused eight different types of mines placed by enemies of Afghanistan
for destructive activities in Khost, Badghis and Nangarhar provinces.
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a
Taliban leader and two other extremists during an operation in Kandahar
City, Kandahar province, today.
The leader oversees a group of extremists involved in improvised
explosive device operations in Kandahar City. He has a history of
building multiple types of IEDs and directing his subordinates to carry
out attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Kandahar City.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force killed two fighters during an
operation in search of a senior extremist leader with ties to both the
Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Sar-e Pul district,
Sar-e Pul province, yesterday.
The senior leader is the ranking Taliban official in the Sherams region
of Sar-e Pul district and is responsible for multiple attacks targeting
Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitates the movement of improvised
explosive device materials and has command and control of several
Taliban groups. He also plans assassinations and kidnappings and
illegally taxes civilians in the area. As the security force approached
the senior leader’s suspected location, a group of extremists opened
fire. The force returned fire, killing two.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested five extremists during
an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya
province, today. The leader coordinates direct and indirect fire attacks
targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He oversees kidnapping
operations, directs the execution of kidnapping victims, raids local
villages in order to extend Taliban power, and relays operational
guidance from senior Taliban leadership to his fighters. The security
force also seized one rifle as a result of the operation.
Commandos of 2nd Company, 8th Special Operations Kandak killed six
enemies of Afghanistan in Sange Sheykh village, Gizab district, Daykundi
province, yesterday. The 8th SOK responded to reports from the Gizab
District chief of police that extremists were attacking multiple ALP
checkpoints. Following the engagement the commandos recovered two
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security and coalition forces
killed one enemy of Afghanistan, discovered one weapons cache and found
and safely cleared eight improvised explosive devices during operations
in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, June 8.
Afghan National Security and coalition forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Andar district.
Coalition Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Ghazni district.
Coalition Forces killed one enemy of Afghanistan and found and safely
cleared one IED during operations in the Baraki Barak district.
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Bati Kot district.
Afghan National Security Forces discovered one weapons cache during
operations in the Chamkani district. The cache contained two
rocket-propelled grenade warheads, six hand grenades, four AK-47
magazines and 1,000 rounds of small-caliber ammunition.
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared four IEDs during operations in the Sayed Abad district.