OEF Update, Oct. 31, 2009: Forces in Afghanistan Nab Militants; ISAF Casualty
Dispatches from the Front:
KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2009 -- A Joint Afghan and international security force detained two suspected militants in Wardak Province after searching compounds known to be used by a Taliban enabler responsible for kidnappings and executions of Afghan civilians and a Taliban commander with numerous foreign fighter contacts in the area.
The joint security force targeted compounds near the village of Kuz Jangjay in the Sayed Abad District after intelligence indicated militant activity. The joint force searched the compounds without incident. No shots were fired and no one was injured.
The Taliban's intentional attacks at bazaars, mosques, and schools within Afghanistan are well documented. Afghan and international security forces constantly partner in operations to ensure the safety and protection of Afghan people.
One International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) servicemember was killed in an IED strike in southern Afghanistan Oct. 30.
It is ISAF policy to defer identification procedures for casualties to the relevant national authorities.
(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)