OEF Update, Jan. 26, 2010: Forces Conduct Operations in Afghanistan
Dispatches from the Front:
KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2010 -- An Afghan-international security force searched a compound in a rural area of the Nawa District in Helmand province last night and captured a Taliban IED cell leader responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The assault force also detained a pair of insurgents.
In Kandahar last night, a joint security force searched compounds in west Kandahar City and captured a Taliban facilitator and a group of other insurgents responsible for weapons movement and coordinating assassinations against Afghan citizens.
In Khowst last night, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound north of the village of Khalbesat, in the Wahidullah Bak District after intelligence indicated militant activity. The joint force captured a pair of insurgents and found multiple media devices, an automatic rifle, a shotgun and explosive ingredients.
In Logar province last night, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound in the village of Shahtut, in the Mohammad Agha district, and detained several insurgents.
In Nangarhar last night, a joint security force searched a compound in a rural area south of the town of Mernlah, in the Khugyani District, and captured a Taliban facilitator with direct ties to several militant Taliban networks and other insurgents.
One militant was killed when he confronted the joint force with an imminent threat.
The search uncovered several illegal weapons, including automatic rifles and grenades.
No Afghan civilians were harmed in any of these operations.
(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)