OEF Update, Nov. 29, 2009: Militants Detained in Wardak, Kandahar
Dispatches from the Front:
KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2009 -- An Afghan-international security force detained several suspected militants today in Wardak province while pursuing a militant who is a Taliban commander and IED weapons facilitator.
The joint security force targeted a compound near the village of Tagab in the Sayed Abad district after intelligence sources indicated militant activity. The joint force searched the compound without incident and detained the suspected militants. No shots were fired and no one was harmed.
In a separate operation today, an Afghan-international security force killed an enemy militant and detained several others in Kandahar province while pursuing a Taliban district commander. This Taliban commander has numerous ties to local senior militant leaders and weapons facilitators and is responsible for many small arms and IED attacks in the area.
The joint security force targeted compounds near the village of Kudezai in the Zhari district after intelligence sources reported militant activity. The joint force killed an enemy militant who maneuvered near the force. Another man was wounded when he came from around a compound building in a hostile manner. The joint force provided immediate medical attention and evacuated the man to a nearby hospital. The force searched the compound without further incident and detained additional suspected militants.
ISAF suffered no fatalities in the last 24 hours.
(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)