Monday, January 18, 2010

OEF Update, Jan. 18, 2010: Afghan-ISAF Forces Discover Large Cache of Weapons

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2010 -- An Afghan-international security force searched a compound in a rural area in Kandahar's Daman district near Kshattah Marsenjey while in pursuit of a Taliban sub-commander and detained a pair of suspected militants.

In Khost last night, a joint security force searched a compound south of the village of Goldar, in the Sabari district and captured

The Afghan-international security force also pursued a group of militants who fled from the compound. After the insurgents engaged the assault force with small arms fire, the force returned fire and killed three of them.

The joint force found a large cache of weapons, including multiple automatic rifles, hand grenades, mortar charges, rocket-propelled grenades and plastic explosives.

In Nangarhar last night, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound northeast of the village of Vazir, in the Khuguyani district and detained two suspected insurgents.

In Wardak last night, joint security force searched a compound in the village of Mirakikhel, in the Maidan Shahr district and captured a Taliban facilitator, responsible for buying and placing IEDs.

No Afghan civilians were harmed during these operations

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

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