Thursday, January 28, 2010

OEF Update, Jan. 28, 2010: Operations in Afghanistan

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 28, 2010 -- An Afghan-international security force searched a vehicle and compound in Kandahar's Ghorak District near the village of Chuni and detained several insurgents.

No shots were fired and no one was injured during the operation.

In another operation an Afghan-international security force discovered a weapons cache in Panjwa'i District of Kandahar province, Jan. 26.

The cache consisted of a rocket-propelled grenade, an antipersonnel mine, a pressure plate, a mortar bi-pod, radios and an AK-47 with a full magazine.

The munitions were destroyed by an explosive ordnance disposal team.

Additionally, officials are monitoring a situation outside of Camp Phoenix in Kabul as initial reports indicate a crowd gathered to protest ISAF operations.

Officials said one civilian was killed by ISAF forces this morning during an incident involving an ISAF convoy. The specific details of the incident are not known at this time. convoy. The specific details of the incident are not known at this time; ISAF is conducting an investigation.

"We deeply regret the tragic loss of life that occurred this morning, and extend our most sincere sympathies to the family," said Navy Capt. Jane Campbell, ISAF Joint Command spokesperson.

More details will be released as they become available.

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

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