Saturday, December 12, 2009

OEF Update, Dec. 12, 2009: Forces in Afghanistan Interdict Militants

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2009 -- An Afghan-international security force killed an enemy militant and detained another in the Paktya province while pursuing a Taliban commander responsible for several attacks in the area today.

The joint security force searched a compound near the village of Sar Mast Kheyl in the Zormat district where intelligence reported militant activity to be located. One enemy militant was killed when he threatened the force with hostile intent. The joint force searched the compound without further incident and detained a suspected militant. No Afghan civilians were harmed during this operation.

Another Afghan-International security force detained a suspected militant yesterday in Kandahar province while pursuing a Taliban commander.

The joint security force searched a vehicle near the village of Khak-e-Shirin in Shah Wali Kot district after intelligence indicated militant activity. The joint force searched the vehicle without incident and detained one suspected militant.

No one was killed or injured during the operation.

Women's Police Corps Training Center Established in Nangarhar

The first exclusive Afghan National Police Women's Police Corps Training Center was established in the heart of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Dec. 5.

The opening ceremony for the center was held in honor of ANP Lt. Col. Malalai Kakar, who some say was a martyr for the Afghan Women's rights movement when she was assassinated by the Taliban as she left her home to go to her job as Kandahar's deputy police commander.

The ceremony celebrated the bravery of Kakar and applauded the women who answered the call to do and be more in rebuilding Afghanistan.

ISAF Casualties:

There were no ISAF fatalities in the last 24 hours in Afghanistan.

(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)

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